Why a “Gospel Rewrite” Series?

Why a “Gospel Rewrite” Series?

This “Gospel Rewrite” series will make revisions to many well-known stories about Jesus to expose the problems in many of our positions on issues like healthcare, refugees, the death penalty, violence, and more. 

New Book Available

New Book Available

Cascade Books has just released my new book Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners, with a foreword by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Synopsis: Myriad works discuss forgiveness, but few address it in the prison context. For most people, prisoners exist “out of sight and out of mind.” Their […]

This Land Is (not) Your Land, This Land is My Land: Thanksgiving, Advent, and the Fleeing Christ

This Land Is (not) Your Land, This Land is My Land: Thanksgiving, Advent, and the Fleeing Christ

This post was originally published on the Tokens Show Blog on December 4, 2015.  “I find it ironic on this Thanksgiving Day—a day of sharing, hospitality, and welcome—that our nation is divided as to whether we should extend hospitality to those seeking refuge in our borders.” Such was my dad’s opening remark as he welcomed […]

My Travel Through Instagram: Recapping the Last Two Months in Israel-Palestine, Ireland, and South Africa

My Travel Through Instagram: Recapping the Last Two Months in Israel-Palestine, Ireland, and South Africa

My international travel is drawing to an end, and I thought it might be helpful for those who follow the blog but do not have access to Instagram to see an overview of my Instagram posts and stories. Here are some highlights from each location. ISRAEL-PALESTINE August 7, 2015 Their bodies arose early so their […]

Is the Third Palestinian Intifada Here? Some Thoughts on Israel-Palestine

Is the Third Palestinian Intifada Here? Some Thoughts on Israel-Palestine

I’ve received some Facebook messages in recent days asking what I think about what’s happening right now in Israel and Palestine. I thought I’d offer a short response as I sit here in a cafe in Cape Town. I do want to note, however, that while my thoughts are informed, they are not those of an […]

I Have A Confession: A Personal Story of Generosity (or lack thereof)

I Have A Confession: A Personal Story of Generosity (or lack thereof)

Long Street in Cape Town is aptly named. The journey along this street from my Airbnb to the Waterfront takes around 30 minutes, and I walked it twice today. As I hurried up the street this evening, tired from over six miles of walking and excited to curl up with a hot cup of tea […]

Creating Painful Space Inside Ourselves: Thoughts on Wombs and Compassion

Creating Painful Space Inside Ourselves: Thoughts on Wombs and Compassion

This piece was originally published on the Tokens Show Blog on Sept 17, 2015.  I am not a mother. This must be clear as I begin writing thoughts that involve wombs: I don’t have one and never will. I never spent much time thinking about wombs. I suppose the word has most often conjured up […]

Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity: Haikus from a Churches’ Forum on Homosexuality in Northern Ireland

Sometimes, I take notes in haikus. John Paul Lederach taught me this, though I’ve never met the man. In his brilliant book The Moral Imagination, he writes of the art of haiku as the art of finding simplicity on the other side of complexity. I have found that listening at conferences or meetings through the filter of haiku […]

Something Broke: An Israeli Soldier’s Journey to Become a Combatant for Peace

“In this country I really love, there’s something seriously wounded that has to be healed. I have to be involved in some way.” It was the Oslo years—“peace time”—and Moran Zamir wondered if he would even need to join the Israeli army (IDF). “There was lots of hope,” he told me, as we sat outside […]

“I Don’t Want Coffee”: On Dignity, Occupation, and Peace

Edward Mabouri* is a well-known man. More importantly, he is well-respected. His successful business has brought him wealth and admiration in Bethlehem society. His business privilege has even allowed him to fly out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, a privilege denied to most every other Palestinian. Despite his aged and limping body, airport security still […]

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As a little thanks, I want to offer you my new eBook--Cracks of Hope: Stories & Snapshots from Divided Lands.
Israel. Palestine. Northern Ireland. South Africa. Lots of pictures. Short stories. I think you'll like it.
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