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Embodied Stories

Embodied Stories: Resurrection

“Those in power and the official religious and political structures of the Greco-Roman world promoted a belief in realized eschatology: that you get what you deserve now, in this life. If you are wealthy and powerful, it’s because the gods have blessed you. If you’re poor, or a slave, or a woman, well – you’re…

Embodied Stories: Promise

For Jeremiah, the work of a prophet was much more than just laying down spiritual mulch to freshen up what was already rooted. For Jeremiah, for Jesus in our Gospel reading, for any person called to the work of being prophetic, it is about uprooting, plucking up, overthrowing, tearing down whatever stands in the way of true beauty and goodness and fairness and the opportunities for everyone to flourish