Preaching Prophetic Imagination

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Recently, our Faith Table listened to a Walter Brueggemann discussion of “What is a Prophet?” Brueggemann’s book, Prophetic Imagination, was written 40 years ago, but it is creating new discussions about how faith leaders can help their members navigate a cultural environment of conflict and false narratives. The concept of prophetic imagination can help us look beyond the discouraging […]

Bold and Wise – Rev. Alycia Erickson

Equality, Justice, Love, and Peace

This week, Rolling Stone released an article about U.S. House Representative and Civil Rights trailblazer John Lewis. “I hate to say it, but I think we’re in deep trouble,” Lewis told Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith. “You worry about our future, as a people and as a nation. Sometimes you’re afraid to go to sleep, to turn off […]

Wisdom’s Mystery & Grace – Rev. Daniel Smith


Somehow I made it this far in life without knowing about Stanislav Petrov, the man who may have saved the world from nuclear annihilation. Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces in 1983, when he received a warning from the computerized Soviet early warning system of an imminent nuclear attack from […]

Criminalizing homelessness is not the answer – Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Sharp


We live in a country whose historic legacy as a democracy is the unalienable right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and the role of government is to protect those rights against alienation. Apparently, however, these rights and freedoms are all contingent upon whether an individual is sheltered. The Declaration of Independence […]

Election season is a time to reflect on loyalty and the common good


We’ve recently learned that U.S. News & World Report has given a number one ranking to our state’s economy, and a number two ranking to Colorado Springs as a “best place to live.” This must be received as terrific news, no matter how one qualifies the criteria for such rankings. It’s hard not to notice […]