The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority.
I remember the first time I heard it. The voice. I remember exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing. And I remember what it sounded like. And how I knew it was real. It was by a campfire. And I was listening to a story. It was the story about the two … Continue reading When I heard the voice…
By Anna Webb, Poet Laureate Last semester, I had the stressful (yet surprisingly enjoyable) task of writing my Senior Capstone for my Undergraduate Degree at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Since I’m an English Major on the tract of Creative Writing, I had a lot of opportunity to find my own creative space, and to write … Continue reading Living, Breathing, Sad, and Happy Things
When did Christians become so angry? Seriously, I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. I’m a Christian blogger. I read a lot of Christian blogs and news sites. And it seems no matter what the topic or perspective, if you read through the comment sections you will inevitably land on a few responses that … Continue reading The Angry Christian Syndrome
It’s one of the most interesting things Jesus says. In John 8, Jesus encounters a woman caught in adultery. Trapped in the enormous difficulties of being human. Her accusers want to execute her. Jesus forgives her. And then he sends her off with those words: Go and sin no more... As I struggle to continually … Continue reading “Go and sin no more…”