Blog post: What good can come from Nazareth?

There’s a passage in the first chapter of the gospel of John where a guy named Nathaniel expresses his skepticism upon first meeting Jesus of Nazareth: “Nazareth? Can anything good come from there?” Read the full post at joewebbwrites.com

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Blog post: A Confession

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. I didn’t really mean to. I thought I was doing the right thing. But over time I started believing it was more important to convince people I was right about what you want than to show them who you are. I became more concerned with piousness than piety. […]

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Blog post: pursuing the Beloved Community

If all we honor Dr. King for is the Civil Rights Movement, we come up a bit short. Because civil rights and racial equality were only part of his larger quest to bring about a new way of being in the world.

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Blog post: Where moths and rust destroy

The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority. “Treasures in heaven,” then, are not deposits on some cosmic ledger, but an orientation toward love as the highest universal value. Read the full article at joewebbwrites.com

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Blog post: New Year’s REVOLUTIONS

Because I have a long, storied history of failing to keep such lofty promises to myself, and because I’m old enough to realize that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting different results, my only resolution this year is not to make any resolutions. Instead, this year I want […]

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Blog post: The idols we speak

If our attempt to represent God essentially creates an idol that is not God, and our words about God can be seen as an attempt to represent God, how can we talk about God at all? Are we actually attempting to control and constrain God by the very language we use about God? Has much […]

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