After 20 centuries, professed Christians have given the world every reason to let the Christian tradition die: war, colonial genocide, privileging conversion over food and shelter, American chattel slavery, and rampant spiritual and actual violence against women, queers, and Black, indigenous, and people of color.
And yet I have found in its stories, both Christian and Hebrew, and its vision of beloved community, a source of wisdom, strength, and hope to right all of those wrongs.
My faith is in a holiness that transcends all human efforts to contain and control, including religion.
Am I an apologist for the tradition? No.
Am I a true believer? No.
Am I a fool? I hope so.
Join me in holding divine love both lightly and dearly that we might do the same for each other and our one, precious planet.