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We engage scripture in its historical context, plumb it’s depths for wisdom and guidance, and apply its lessons to current events and social issues. Whether you’re a Liberal Evangelical, a New Age Spiritualist, a Social Justice Advocate, or a Postmodern Theologian, there’s something in this show for you. Come be energized in spirit and mind to understand the Word and what it means to be a spiritual person in today’s world.

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We engage scripture in its historical context, plumb it’s depths for wisdom and guidance, and apply its lessons to current events and social issues. Whether you’re a Liberal Evangelical, a New Age Spiritualist, a Social Justice Advocate, or a Postmodern Theologian, there’s something in this show for you. Come be energized in spirit and mind to understand the Word and what it means to be a spiritual person in today’s world.

    Our Sacred Right to Vote and the For the People Act

    Our Sacred Right to Vote and the For the People Act

    On Tuesday, June 29th, we expect the Senate to vote on the For the People Act. This act establishes basic commons sense standards for federal elections. In this episode, we will learn why the For the People Act is so important and what we must do to pass it.


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    A Pro-Democracy Movement and An Army of Healers (Matthew 9:35-10:15)

    A Pro-Democracy Movement and An Army of Healers (Matthew 9:35-10:15)

    We need a pro-democracy movement in America. To that end, I will be conducting a virtual Democracy Activist Training on June 27th. For Jesus, this included an army of healers to heal the nation of Israel.


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    US Weapons Kill Children and Civilians in Gaza

    US Weapons Kill Children and Civilians in Gaza

    Israel's recent incursion into Gaza provoked the typical Hamas response which Israel always uses to justify bombing a largely defenseless civilian population. Israel now wants the United States to resupply them with weapons. Meanwhile, Palestinian Children and families suffer. I discuss this issue with Richard Sariyd and Lynne Mystic Healer.


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    Feasting, Fasting, and Resisting the Empire (Matthew 9:14-34)

    Feasting, Fasting, and Resisting the Empire (Matthew 9:14-34)

    Jesus has to explain to his allies why he is partying with the sinners rather than fasting with revolutionaries. Then, after having gathered in the lost - the tax/toll collectors and "sinners" - he suddenly gets called to a high-status household, but on the way heals a marginalized woman suffering from menstrual bleeding. Chapters 8 and 9 have Jesus entering the worlds and lives of people who are very separate from each other: a leper, gentiles, women and men, social outcasts, low and high-status people; in all of these situations, he brings healing, both social and physical. And finally, he heals two blind men and casts out the demon from a mute man, punctuating this section of the story with images of liberation from Isaiah.


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    A Divided America Needs a Truth Commission

    A Divided America Needs a Truth Commission

    Abraham Lincoln, quoting the Gospel of Mark, said that “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). In this time of disinformation and division, we should take these words of Jesus seriously. May we seek to resolve our differences rather than fight over them. Call your Senator and demand a Bipartisan January 6th Commission to examine the causes of the insurrection and to ensure that it never happens again. 


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    John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action Press Conference

    John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action Press Conference

    I held a press conference as a part of the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day of Action on May 8th, 2021, in Whittier, California. The speakers include Rich Procida, Maggie Moe of the Whittier Voter Coalition, Lolleta Barrett of the Whittier First Friends Church, Whittier City Council Member Henry Bouchot, and Civil Rights, Attorney Miguel Garcia. 


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