Resurrection of the Earth

Resurrection of the Bodies

Resurrection Stories: A Way of Seeing

Too often we see resurrection as a conclusion that we draw from reading the Scriptures. Jesus offers us a better way by saying that resurrection is not the conclusion, but the premise – resurrection is the lens through which we see the power of God in the Scriptures and in our lives.

The Second Best Thing Ever

Abandoned by God

Michele B. Goodwin

Michele Bratcher Goodwin

Michele joined the faculty at the UCI – School of Law on July 1, 2014 as Chancellor’s Professor of Law.  She is also the Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. Previously she held the Everett Fraser Chair in Law with joint appointments at the Medical School and School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She is the founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy, which is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential and promotes the human rights and civil liberties of children throughout the globe.

LamENT the siLENT: Climate change

In 1962, Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring,” which showed the unintended consequences of using DDT, which had been a very effective means of eradicating malaria and other insect-borne diseases. What Carson brought into our consciousness was that humanity was part of the interconnected web of life with nature, not a dominating outsider. Carson’s insight helps us to embrace Jesus’ words, “You are the salt of the earth.”

LamENT the vioLENT

On the volatile topic of gun violence, the Sermon on the Mount and the 22nd Psalm offer two places to begin a faithful conversation about guns – “gun violence is sin,” and “fear has its place.”

LamENT the turbulent – Refugee Crisis

Sermon in Song

For our “Fat Tuesday” weekend, we are listening to the story of the Transfiguration through the lens of two great New Orleans traditions. Even the sermon is filled with music!