Where Does Power Come From?

Power comes from the gun of a man who stands outside my home He waits until I wake, poised silent and calm Power is his, thus so are my cattle, my land, my people   Yet power comes from the man who gave this man the gun Bathed in the colors of a general, the […]

Why I Should Be an Alcoholic

I once knew physics well for A few months A bomb descended I Couldn’t stop it (but on paper I knew) The impact was absorbed by the Face of a laughing child And the weight of cinder blocks resting upon Her blameless corpse I looked at my uncle’s tax forms there was Written the child’s […]

Kingdom of God understood in Mathematical Figures

Although not rejecting all aspects of the above models, Gutierrez considers them insufficient, having dichotomized the activity of the faith community. He instead suggests that “the building of a just society…the process of liberation is…a salvific work.”

Oringa visiting Canada

Interview with Chris Oringa

An interview with Christopher Oringa, Director of NOTE (Northern Operations for Transformational Education), a chapter of Solidarity Uganda.  Oringa enlights us on the 100,000 acre land dispute in Amuru District. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/4502489″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

The Spiritual Dimensions of Liberation

These relationships and dimensions of liberation are all spiritual insofar as “to know God is to do justice,” a prominent understanding of the Hebrew prophets and Jesus of Nazareth.

Total Liberation Model

Created by Phil Wilmot (mistakes are mine), but derived from Gustavo Gutierrez’s work on Liberation Theology

On Not Being an Orphanage: Development(‘s History) vs./and Liberation

What if development, as we knew it, was inherently bad? I have not written on this blog for quite awhile, because I was reading.  It was the first book I have read since college, and it was a dense, long-winded one: Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez’s “A Theology of Liberation.” Gutierrez’s basic argument is that truly Christian […]

Making Peace by Not Doing: Good Slacktivism

“What do you do?” is typically the second question anybody asks you, if you are over the age of 20.  We are socialized to formulate a response relating to our professional career, workplace position title, or place of employment, which are usually indicative of our socio-economic status. We have allowed what we do from 9 […]

Responding to a Dream

I would have never imagined God speaking to me through a dream.  Nor would I have ever trusted anyone telling me God spoke to them through a dream.  So out of fairness, feel free to disregard the entire story below.  I have no credible evidence, nor even a desire to prove that what I’m about […]

Spiritual Worldview and Worship Music: America v. Uganda

Today I attended a worship service at a church which I believe is struggling to authentically enact and understand the radical communion (“common union”) of the Kingdom reality.  Its musical worship did not consistently feel like it measured up to this commitment, though. Week after week, in this church and in others, I find myself […]