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. 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 →

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 →

God Bless America

Ignoring challenging passages in the Bible is perfectly fine. We have to be realistic. God understands that we will never be able to live up to some of the Biblical Continue Reading →