Prophetic Words & Deeds

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  • By Myke Johnson
    From Braver/Wiser
    Jesus had no political power. He lived his whole life in the shadow of the Roman empire, and that empire killed him. Yet Jesus healed the sick, he listened, he moved among the ordinary people, in the lowly places.
  • By Brian Doyle
    From WorshipWeb
    When young we think there will come one person who will savor and sustain us always; when we are older we know this is the dream of a child, that all hearts finally are bruised and scarred, scored and torn, repaired by time and will, patched by force of character, yet fragile and rickety forevermore....
  • By Adrienne Maree Brown
    From WorshipWeb
    Pleasure reminds us to enjoy being alive and on purpose... Pleasure—embodied, connected pleasure—is one of the way we know when we are free. That we are always free. That we always have the power to co-create the world. Pleasure helps us move through the times that are unfair, through grief and...
  • By Elea Kemler
    From Braver/Wiser
    A lot of us feel like our lives should have come with instructions. Or maybe they did, but we lost the only copy a long time ago.
  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    From WorshipWeb
    I come from a long line of strong Black women. My grandmother used to share stories about how she caused “trouble” in town when a white man hired her to put up the displays in his store window. At that time, all the Black women in town worked as domestics in the homes of white ladies, or in the...
  • By David Kohlmeier
    From Braver/Wiser
    If we don’t know where the spark of life comes from, can we know for sure where it goes?
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    From Braver/Wiser
    Surround yourself with skillful teachers. Let them teach you, but don't let them do it for you. That learning is yours to do.
  • By Ibram X Kendi
    From WorshipWeb
    If I could somehow shape the world, we would eradicate the term 'not racist.' It would force people to recognize that they’re either racist or anti-racist.
  • By Tess Baumberger
    From WorshipWeb
    And when I move into that final mystery, may those to whom I am connected comfort one another. May they each find a way to embody whatever they have learned from me.
  • By Adrian L. H. Graham
    From Braver/Wiser
    When you’re the only black man in a sea of whiteness, purses still get clutched, and people still cross the street, and hellos still get lost in the void.