Church and Policing Part 3: The Alternative Ecclesiology of Policing

This is the final post in a series on “church” vs. “policing” as different ways of organizing the world. Part 1 discussed how the church can understand itself as God’s covenantal people, Continue Reading →

“Summer Syllabus” Pt. 1 (Titles, Introductions and Page Numbers)

For those interested, these are the books, authors and essays I plan to read this Summer. Yes, it’s April and I am already gettin’ pumped about having time off of Continue Reading →

Body Politics: Tortured Bodies, Black Bodies and the Resurrected Body

It has been a tumultuous month here in the United States. Not only has a dark shadow been cast over U.S. policing but now we have been alerted of yet 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. 1

Intro “While I am pope,” said Pius XI, “no one will laugh at the church.”[1] During Pius XI’s papacy, the temptation to retract this statement would have, at times, looked Continue Reading →

How Long Will Justice be Crucified and Truth Crushed? (Pt. 5 Gestures of Charity vs. Acts of Solidarity)

My fifth post in this series (pt. 1, 2, 3, & 4 here) imagines an alternative model for church communities where the privileged stand in solidarity with those at the margins Continue Reading →