First They Killed My Father: Beauty and Suffering

Last
month, Netflix released First They Killed
My Father, based on the
experience of Loung Ung who is a childhood survivor of the Pol Pot regime during the Khmer Rouge years in
Cambodia. It is not
only a compelling story of individual suffering and the personal toll of a
horrific period in history but also a story with galvanizing relevance today.

Director
Angelina Jolie, who co-wrote Continue Reading First They Killed My Father: Beauty and Suffering

Numb

I am not interested in changing who I am to fit inside of a system that was not designed for me. I am not interested in altering my personality, my style, my clothes in order to be afforded the right to anxiously work and achieve…what? […] Continue Reading Numb

The Book of Revelation and the Problem of Violence: A Response to John Dominic Crossan

Ted Grimsrud—October 10, 2017 Prominent Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan has written an interesting and helpful book addressing what I believe are some of the most important issues in Christian theology. In this book, How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation (HarperOne, 2015), Crossan … Continue reading The Book of Revelation and the Problem of Violence: A Response to John Dominic Crossan Continue Reading The Book of Revelation and the Problem of Violence: A Response to John Dominic Crossan

Complicity: Yes, it Actually is “All Men” & Our First Step Should Be Admitting That

Often when I’ve stumbled into a discussion about rape-culture, whether it be a general discussion or on a more specific sub-issue within that (including things such as: male entitlement, objectification of women, degrading of women, sexual harassment, general sexism, etc.), I’ve often caught myself having a recoil moment. […] Continue Reading Complicity: Yes, it Actually is “All Men” & Our First Step Should Be Admitting That

Going Beyond #Metoo Why a Simple Hashtag Isn’t Enough for Me

 In recent days, social media has been lit up with #MeToo.  Sometimes the post contains nothing more than those 5 letters and other times it spills out into a complete confession of wrongs done to the person.  Some posts give a victory cry of how despite injustice, the individual has overcome, other posts simply state that the individual is not yet ready to disclose all that happened (at least publicly) but would consider having the conversation off line or via private messaging.  And still many others are an invitation to talk – to discuss, to empower and support one another through what is a tumultuous and oftentimes scarring experience.    Continue reading → Continue Reading Going Beyond #Metoo Why a Simple Hashtag Isn’t Enough for Me

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