The Gospel in a Post-Truth World

According to the Oxford dictionary, the word of the year for 2016 is post-truth. We are in a world where the truth no longer matters. The concept was introduced in 2005 by the comedian, Stephen Colbert. He called it, truthiness. He explains it as the belief in what...

Hagar, Chicana Feminism and God

Today, we are looking at how Hagar’s story relates to us. God sends Hagar back to Abram and Sarah after Hagar runs away. Sarah had wronged Hagar by giving her to Abram as a wife so Hagar could bare Abram a child. In order to protect herself and her son, she must...

How to Live on the Winning Side

On the eve of this latest election, we consider the fact that this election has brought us to a place of such division and anger that we have not seen before. It has divided us along ethnic lines, gender lines, and racial lines.  We are offered a choice between two of...

How to live on the Losing side

The reading from Jeremiah concerns the delivering a message of defeat. Jeremiah had a difficult job.  He had to tell  the people of Israel that their government, social, and religious institutions had neglected the issue of social justice that only the outsider,...