A New Daily Advent Reader for Peacemakers

A New Daily Advent Reader for Peacemakers

This is the Advent reader I’ve been waiting for: diverse, timely, and topical. Along with my friend Claire Brown, I’ve been working throughout the end of October and early November to assemble this remarkable list of contributors for a daily Advent reader focused on what the Advent season has to say about peacemaking. Subscribers will […]

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and Violence

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and Violence

Jesus is arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane and then appears before Pilate. But this version goes a little differently than the one you’re used to.

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and the Death Penalty

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and the Death Penalty

Placing her in the center of the group, 4 they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. 5 In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone women like this. What do you say?”

Gospel Rewrite: The Holy Family Becomes Refugees

Gospel Rewrite: The Holy Family Becomes Refugees

Joseph and Mary flee with the young Jesus to Egypt. But it doesn’t go as planned–at least not in this rewrite.

They are Muslim, We are Christian

They are Muslim, We are Christian

Reposting a story I wrote for OnFaith on dining in the home of Palestinian Muslims, originally published April 3, 2017. As we prepare to step inside their home, a friend says, “It is a different world in there.”  They are Muslim, and we are Christian. We come from white American privilege, and they from the poverty […]

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. 

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 […]

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 […]

Everything Changed at Auschwitz

Originally published this with the Tokens Show Blog on June 19, 2015.  It was December 2008. He said only one sentence to me, but that was enough. Everything changed.   Poland was cold. Snow covered the ground, and the occasional drizzle of rain sent shivers down our already shivering spines. I had heard of Auschwitz […]

From Behind the Walls: Encountering Jesus under Lockdown

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen complications, I have had to remove this series. Apologies for any inconvenience. Michael M.

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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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