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Jesus as True North – Part 4

“It doesn’t take a particular special inner quality to be part of the crowd. But it does take something to stand against one. Jesus had that quality,” Dr. Chezeray M. Moore affirms. Dr. Moore powerfully illustrates a time in his life when he followed Jesus away from the fundamentalist crowd at his church in order to show love to a friend.

Jesus as True North

Inspired by Father James Alison’s “Jesus the Forgiving Victim,” Dr. Chezeray Moore explores the meaning of sacrifice, from Biblical times until today, as well as the character of God, from the vantage of Jesus “the Forgiving Victim” as our hermeneutic, our “True North.”

From Afghanistan to My Mother and the Child in Everyone

When the United States dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” on Afghanistan, Dr. Hakim knew he had to speak out. In a letter to his own mother, he speaks of the abnormality of war and the hope for peace in the people of Afghanistan, particularly the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Though the nonviolent majority is “illiterate in nonviolence,” Dr. Hakim and APV are transforming that illiteracy by teaching and living peace, so one day the whole world will say “Enough!” to war.

Emmaus and Eucharist

Your Voice author Dr. Chezeray M. Moore continues to explain his conversion to a “Jesus-as-forgiving-victim” hermeneutic. “I surrendered my inner need to be able to put my finger on a verse of scripture and declare its literal and fundamental reading as my warrant of authority. … And I embraced the idea of seeing scripture as a story about victims, not conquerors. A broken Jesus.”