for such a time as this

Scrolling Facebook this morning, I came across the following quote as a friend’s status:

From Dave Pell (not-Christian): Religious Christians have hitched their wagon to an unrepentant heathen like Trump, proving that power dwarfs all other belief systems.
#tearswecannotstop #saveyourwitness

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Talk about a punch in the gut. As I later commented, “This quote is staying with me this morning. It’s heavy and hurtful, because I fear that right now, the Church as a whole … Read the rest

there are no strangers here

I come from a lineage of immigrants.

My father and his family left their home in Udine, a town in the northeastern corner of Italy, and made their way to Canada. My mother, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, settled in Canada as well, with her parents and younger sister, when she was only a few years old. I was a first-generation Canadian citizen, born to two naturalized parents.

I myself am an immigrant.

With a … Read the rest

I’ve decided I’d rather spend my time with people who know they are dirty than with people who pretend to be clean. #Jesusisinthemud

my sweet friend Brandi… Read the rest

The problem with a lot of religion, Campolo says, is that people have interpreted the Gospel so much, we’ve started to believe the interpretations instead of what Jesus said.

A.J. Jacobs quoting Tony Campolo, The Year of Living Biblically (which I highly recommend, by the way)… Read the rest