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Rubber Hits the Road – Progressive Christianity & Racism.

by Roger Wolsey

Progressive Christianity intentionally seeks to evolve and adapt with the times so that the faith can continue to be sensible, relevant, and meaningful in the lives of people. As part of this, we tend to believe that Christianity isn’t the “best,” “only,” “right,” and/or “true,” religion or way that God is at work in the […]

Not so lone wolves – a poem

by Roger Wolsey

  14 brave souls gather to grieve a band of brothers daring to admit and touch the essential pain we each carry wounded warriors coming to council to lick our wounds in the private lair of men we smudge each other with sage to purify and set our resolve followed by a whiffing of sweet […]

The Eyes Persist – a spoken word poetry sermon.

by Roger Wolsey

Tidal tsunami of torrid twitted tirades Blitzkrieg of belligerent bombastic blow-harded baffoonery Putrid plethora of pompous political pronouncements and pathetic public policy puke! Like a river of wasps my eyes sting when I see hundreds of families being ripped apart by forced deportations My pupils fix when they witness the Apprentice president bullying sanctuary cities […]

O We of Little Faith.

by Roger Wolsey

Christians in America are no longer people of faith, we’re people of fear. Instead of truly putting our trust, faith, and reliance upon the Way, teachings, and example of Jesus, we put our actual faith in guns, our obscenely over-funded military, and in strong-man  & authoritarian leaders. …You’re saying, that doesn’t apply to me! Okay, […]

Not Nero, not Caligula – Commodus.

by Roger Wolsey

Over the past few weeks several people have posited notions that the individual currently serving as President of the United States is similar to one of two ancient Roman emperors – Nero or Caligula. While there is some merit to these notions, I think there is a closer match who is far more compelling as […]

Making Friends with Silence

by Roger Wolsey

Most of my attempts to connect and relate to God – involve silence. And most frequently, not much more than that. I sometimes wonder if there’s really much difference between seeking to connect to God – and not seeking to. Similar experience and results. That said, while similar, they’re not exactly the same. They’re very […]

Grounded in Earth-Breath

by Roger Wolsey

While things political are currently out of whack and in a state of alarm and distressing tantrum, we live in a beautiful, beautiful world. I’m on a 4 1/2 hour drive and the rugged autumnal scenery is reminding me that the personal and social storms of our lives are transitory and so very fleeting.   […]

Got Hope?

by Roger Wolsey

Hope Givers by Daisy Rain Martin is not a book you should read – unless you’re a human being seeking to find meaning in life – unless you’re seeking to scrap together some sense of a healthy perspective on the many travails and ups and downs of life – unless you follow Jesus in some […]

The Golden Rule is Bad for Business?

by Roger Wolsey

Most all of the world religions share a common teaching to not harm others – “the Silver Rule.”  “What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.” – Rabbi Hillel  That’s one of the many teachings among the world religions […]

Eutychus – the first young victim of organized religion.

by Roger Wolsey

When asked “who is your favorite person in the Bible?” I don’t say Moses – even though at times I’ve felt adrift in life and like I’m floating down a river into the unknown I don’t say Peter – even though I relate to his epic adventures in missing the point I don’t say Paul […]

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