Strategic Civil Resistance as a Lenten Discipline

Fifteen years ago, I was an officer at a conservative, Midwestern bank. At that time, the company was refusing to provide benefits for same-gender domestic partners. In response, a couple of us implemented a strategy of civil resistance. We started an employee movement that grew in number, as well as influence, until executive management finally... Continue Reading →

When Walls Are Not Okay

I’m building a wall / a fine wall / not so much to keep you out / more to keep me in (Tenant & Lowe, 2009) How do walls protect us? How might they weaken us? Those are the questions I’ve been pondering this week amid President Trump’s temporary ban on refugee resettlement in the... Continue Reading →

The Space Between Yes and No

Romans 12:6-8 New International Version (NIV) 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving,... Continue Reading →

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