Jesus, Justice, and Charlottesville

The racism on display in Charlottesville has many screaming for justice. Adam Ericksen claims that true justice means more than denouncing the KKK. We must take a long look at the American stories that have fostered racism. Only then can we, like Jesus, tell a new story based on God's justice.

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."

Easter Executions: Are We Really Ready for New Life in Christ?

Lindsey Paris-Lopez understands that the death penalty can bring a sense of closure. But the peace it promises is based on the lie that some violence is righteous and some people are beyond redemption. On the cross, Jesus's outstretched arms embraced even killers in mercy. God's love empowers us to transform cycles of violence and dehumanization that the death penalty perpetuates.

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."