Sermons from Lyndale
I believe that our way forward as christians involves embracing these UCC forebears and others with compassion even as we take strong action to repent and repair their wrongs. The God of the Hebrews calls us now to the work of decolonizing our theologies—a journey of faith in itself, and a process of transformation by which greater understanding and trust might lead us ever further into greater justice and God’s kin-dom come.
I think we must consider prayer in the way of Exodus, in the way of the Jewish prophets, in the way of Rabbi Heschel and his Hasidic forebears, in the spirit of Selma and every movement, before and since, oriented in the direction of freedom, radical welcome, and a world transformed by holy justice.
Honestly, I might have thrown in the towel on calling myself a Christian if it weren’t for the Holy Spirit and her rushing wind, her wild goose, her fire of passion and her flowing water.