What if instead of helping us ultimately escape the world, Christianity can be a religion that helps us more fully embrace the world? What if Christianity could be a call for radical solidarity with the oppressed? What if God isn’t on the side of the powerful, but God is on the side of the poor and the downtrodden?
I’ll never forget the evening of Thursday, May 28th. The Minneapolis Police Precinct 3 was burnt to the ground. Around the same time in Kentucky, the Louisville Police Department deployed tear gas on a small crowd of around 300 peaceful protestors. The following morning I began receiving messages all asking the same question. “You going to Louisville tonight?”