Befriending the Stranger – Jean Vanier

Here’s a passage from Jean Vanier’s “Befriending the Stranger” that I felt was worthy to post here: Jesus came into the world to re-create it, to give it back its full meaning to take away our limited vision of life, a vision which prevents the birth of hope and which paralyses us in front ofContinue reading “Befriending the Stranger – Jean Vanier”

Teaching My First Seminary Class

This week I had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with my first ever class. I’ve been teaching a course online for George Fox Seminary called “Culture and Systems Change” since the beginning of January, but since it is what they call a “hybrid” course, that means that we also have some time together in theContinue reading “Teaching My First Seminary Class”

Gustavo Gutierrez’s Definition of Poverty

Gustavo Gutierrez’s Definition of Poverty: “What then does being poor mean? I believe that a good definition does not exist; but we can approximate it if we say that the poor are the non-persons, the ‘in-significant ones,’ the ones that don’t count either for the rest of society, and – far too frequently – for theContinue reading “Gustavo Gutierrez’s Definition of Poverty”

On Integrity: Mirrors, Ships and Living Truthfully (James 1:19-27)

This was the message I gave during our meeting for worship at Camas Friends this past Sunday. James 1:22   But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. 23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror;Continue reading “On Integrity: Mirrors, Ships and Living Truthfully (James 1:19-27)”