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 →

Blundering Into the Truth: Ravi Zacharias, Barack Obama and The National Prayer Breakfast

In one of the very few times it has ever happened, the President of the United States allowed his seat to be used to admit something wrong happened in the name 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 →

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 →

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 →