Is there any concern in the Old Testament about saving one's soul at all? Is not righteousness and the kingdom of God on earth the focus of everything, and is not Romans 3:14 too, the culmination of the view that in God alone is righteousness, and not in an individualistic doctrine of salvation? It is … Continue reading An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison
"Can one demand a particular stance toward God and educate toward that stance, yet simultaneously criticize that same stance toward people and toward institutions? Is it actually possible, in the realities of daily life, to distinguish between the obedience which is due God and that obedience toward people which we can and ought with good … Continue reading Dorothee Sölle on the struggle against obedience
Keep up with the facebook page for updates and upcoming actions: So heres an update. We were forced to move by City and PHA Police on Monday Morning. We have set up across the street to continue this movement. We will not be intimidated away. We will not be moved away. We will not be … Continue reading Update on #OccupyPHA
We meet in silence. Sometimes we have a reading to draw us in, and we often pray and speak what the Spirit provokes, but the ground of our worship is silence. The silence makes space for God's presence within us and among us. For me, the silence is confrontational. The first twenty to thirty minutes, … Continue reading What happens in the silence?
by Ben Wood, originally posted on his blog The New Testament preserves a strange incident which offers a key to understanding the internal radicalism of the Gospel message. Jesus is walking beside the Jordan River with his cousin, the wandering prophet John, and asks to be baptised. Initially John resists this request saying “I need … Continue reading Why Would God Repent? The Theology Behind a Remorseful Jesus (Matt. 3:13)
Allah, God, Creator, come drink from the gourd Be intimate with intimates, let otherness disappear Watch the garden of the heart vigilantly so that water buffalos don’t enter it Be extremely careful or else you’ll make the lamp of the light tower fly away! Don’t burden the ant with the elephant’s load, it cannot possibly … Continue reading A Poem by Kaygusuz Abdal (English Translation)
What a Human Is, Now I Know by Muhyiddin Abdal English version by Jennifer Ferraro & Latif Bolat Original Language Turkish They're always talking about human, human -- What a human being is, now I know. They are always discussing heart, the heart -- What the heart is, now I know. Within the heart of … Continue reading What a Human Is, Now I Know