Ashes (Week 1 #ReclaimHolyWeek #BlackLivesMatter)

For those in the Christian tradition, today marks the beginning of Lent. For the next 7 weeks, Restoring Pangea will be offering weekly reflections during the Lenten season as a resource Continue Reading →

The Suffering of the World and the Pathos of YHWH (Conclusion)

It is precisely at this juncture that the canopy must open wide to incorporate a more inclusive view of God’s pathos towards all of humanity. However, this goal can only Continue Reading →

The Suffering of God: Divine Pathos and Prophetic Embodiment

Previous post here…  When Israel ceases to understand the Exodus narrative as normative they forfeit their God-given destiny and mission. In turn, they pervert the covenantal relationship that once took Continue Reading →

The Suffering of God: Pain and the Drama of Israel

See previous post here… YHWH’s suffering is a theme that is present throughout the Old Testament narrative. From the beginning, YHWH willingly enters into the suffering of creation. Stated differently, Continue Reading →

My Trip to St. Louis (i.e. My Overtly Religious Musings)

NOTE 11/7/14: I originally wrote this post after a group of friends and I made a trip to Ferguson for the Weekend of Resistance. Recently, I caught wind of a cool Continue Reading →

So That No One Would Laugh at the Church Pt. 3

Slavery, Lynching and Memphis Terrorizing the “other” for the sake of “peace” has played a large role in the formation of the United States. Since its beginnings, the U.S. has forced Continue Reading →

So That No One Would Laugh at the Church Pt. 2

Messianism, Drones and San Salvador Nationalism and messianic violence are two sides of the same coin. Stated differently, the belief in one’s nation as “chosen” or “set apart” encourages a Continue Reading →