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Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough

Today marks the last day of the year 2020. At midnight, with the tick of the clock, a new calendar year will be ushered in. Will the chaos of this past year continue on into 2021, or will that subside and give way to a more hopeful time? Folks will make New Year’s...

Who is My Neighbor?

Young religious legal experts were always asking Jesus questions, trying to stump or trap him into an answer they could use against him in some way. Kind of like our modern-day press corps, except that these 1st century Jewish young guns were probably better educated....

Black Lives Are Sacred

All. Of. Them. Some reading this will say “amen,” while others will wince. Examine your response. But the recognition that all black lives are sacred should resolve the politicized controversy for Christians over the use of the phrase “black lives...

A Big Plan for a Small Planet: The Humbug Manifesto 2000

(This originally appeared in the Winter 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal) By Sarah Flashing & Joy A. Veinot Many people faced the new Millennium with a sense of dread and apprehension. What would happen to the world in our new century? War? Famine? Economic...