Quotes & Sayings

We, and creation itself, actualize the possibilities of the God who sustains the world, towards becoming in the world in a fuller, more deeper way. - R.E. Slater

There is urgency in coming to see the world as a web of interrelated processes of which we are integral parts, so that all of our choices and actions have [consequential effects upon] the world around us. - Process Metaphysician Alfred North Whitehead

Kurt Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem says (i) all closed systems are unprovable within themselves and, that (ii) all open systems are rightly understood as incomplete. - R.E. Slater

The most true thing about you is what God has said to you in Christ, "You are My Beloved." - Tripp Fuller

The God among us is the God who refuses to be God without us, so great is God's Love. - Tripp Fuller

According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for this world to recreate, reclaim, redeem, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater

Our eschatological ethos is to love. To stand with those who are oppressed. To stand against those who are oppressing. It is that simple. Love is our only calling and Christian Hope. - R.E. Slater

Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger

Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton

I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. – Anon

Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII

Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut

Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest

We become who we are by what we believe and can justify. - R.E. Slater

People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. – Anon

Certainly, God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater

An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater

Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann

Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument. There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner

“Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh” means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14) or, conversely, “I AM who I AM Becoming.”

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton

The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens, we show to the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. – Anon

The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul

The Unity in whose loving presence the universe unfolds is inside each person as a call to welcome the stranger, protect animals and the earth, respect the dignity of each person, think new thoughts, and help bring about ecological civilizations. - John Cobb & Farhan A. Shah

If you board the wrong train it is of no use running along the corridors of the train in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God's justice is restorative rather than punitive; His discipline is merciful rather than punishing; His power is made perfect in weakness; and His grace is sufficient for all. – Anon

Our little [biblical] systems have their day; they have their day and cease to be. They are but broken lights of Thee, and Thou, O God art more than they. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

We can’t control God; God is uncontrollable. God can’t control us; God’s love is uncontrolling! - Thomas Jay Oord

Life in perspective but always in process... as we are relational beings in process to one another, so life events are in process in relation to each event... as God is to Self, is to world, is to us... like Father, like sons and daughters, like events... life in process yet always in perspective. - R.E. Slater

To promote societal transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework which includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace. - The Earth Charter Mission Statement

Christian humanism is the belief that human freedom, individual conscience, and unencumbered rational inquiry are compatible with the practice of Christianity or even intrinsic in its doctrine. It represents a philosophical union of Christian faith and classical humanist principles. - Scott Postma

It is never wise to have a self-appointed religious institution determine a nation's moral code. The opportunities for moral compromise and failure are high; the moral codes and creeds assuredly racist, discriminatory, or subjectively and religiously defined; and the pronouncement of inhumanitarian political objectives quite predictable. - R.E. Slater

God's love must both center and define the Christian faith and all religious or human faiths seeking human and ecological balance in worlds of subtraction, harm, tragedy, and evil. - R.E. Slater

In Whitehead’s process ontology, we can think of the experiential ground of reality as an eternal pulse whereby what is objectively public in one moment becomes subjectively prehended in the next, and whereby the subject that emerges from its feelings then perishes into public expression as an object (or “superject”) aiming for novelty. There is a rhythm of Being between object and subject, not an ontological division. This rhythm powers the creative growth of the universe from one occasion of experience to the next. This is the Whiteheadian mantra: “The many become one and are increased by one.” - Matthew Segall

Without Love there is no Truth. And True Truth is always Loving. There is no dichotomy between these terms but only seamless integration. This is the premier centering focus of a Processual Theology of Love. - R.E. Slater


Note: Generally I do not respond to commentary. I may read the comments but wish to reserve my time to write (or write from the comments I read). Instead, I'd like to see our community help one another and in the helping encourage and exhort each of us towards Christian love in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. - re slater

Friday, August 28, 2020

Index - Social Justice & Christian Humanism

Index to Social Justice & Christian Humanism

Latest Articles

Civil Rights - Power & Resistence

Monday, July 26, 2022
Imposter Christianity vs (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (CRT) Critical Race Theory, & Intersectionality?

Friday, June 5, 2020
Christian Symbols Used As Weapons of Culture War

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Remembering George Floyd - The Day America Died

Monday, May 18, 2020
Dietrich Bonhoffer - Silence in the Face of Evil is Evil Itself

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Jay McDaniel - Process Pluralism as an Antidote to Hate

Monday, January 20, 2020
Process Theology & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Interview with Jake Meador: "In Search of the Common Good"

Friday, August 18, 2017
Jesus and Hitler Are Not the Same: False Equivalence Arguments in A Post-Truth Era

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Abandoning God in a Socio-Political Era of Pagan Nationalism

Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Choice Before Nations to Love and Forgive

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Is Religion the Cause for War and Societal Disruption?

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Islam in itself is Neither Good or Bad

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Peter Rollins - What We Can Learn from Mark Driscoll re Power and Resistance

Civil Rights & Social Justice

Monday, July 26, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Catherine Keller - "I Can't Breathe"

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Black Lives Matter All the Time

Saturday, May 30, 2020
R.E. Slater - The Eighth Day of Creation

Saturday, May 9, 2020
The Christian Liberation of Being Gay

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Choosing the Author Over the Bible Helps the Church See People

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Civil "Rightness" of Gay Marriage in the Eyes of the U.S. Constitution

Saturday, June 27, 2015
America Lights Up in a Rainbow of Colors After Gay Marriage Ruling

Monday, October 20, 2014
Speaking Words of Peace and Love to Gay Christians

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Evil Amongst Us: The Suffering of Refugee and Immigrant Children at American Borders

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wendell Berry's Stunning Words on Condemnation and Hatred

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Cornel West Speaks Out re Martin Luther King's Meaning of "I Have a Dream" for America

Civic Duty

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Choosing Life And The Responsibilities of Good Earth Caretake Which Go With It.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
"Christian" America's Weakness in the Age of Trumpian Politics

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Evil Amongst Us: The Suffering of Refugee and Immigrant Children at American Borders

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wendell Berry's Stunning Words on Condemnation and Hatred

Friday, October 21, 2011
Review: The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer DBWE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
America's New Evangelicals

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In Noble Pursuit of Peace

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Civil Rights of Gay Marriage

Monday, June 27, 2011
Gay Marriage in New York

Christian Humanism

Monday, July 26, 2022
Imposter Christianity vs (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (CRT) Critical Race Theory, & Intersectionality?

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Christian Humanism - Christianity's Intersections with White Supremacy & Racism

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Christian Humanism - The Conflicts of Religious Morality

Friday, July 31, 2020
Christian Humanism - John Lewis: Love in Action

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Christian Humanism - Educational Videos to Explore

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Christian Humanism - Leadership: What It Looks Like In Practice

Monday, July 27, 2020
Christian Humanism - An Introduction

Friday, July 17, 2020
Christian Humanist - Leo Tolstoy: His Life & Biography

Human Solidarity

Sunday, June 14, 2020
How Does God Address Racism in the Bible?

Friday, June 12, 2020
David Ray Griffin - The Christian Gospel for Americans: A Systematic Theology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Book Review - The Color of Compromise

Thursday, June 11, 2020
A Christian Eschatological Ethos of Love

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
A Christian Eschatology of Love

Friday, April 17, 2020
Thomas Jay Oord - Select Videos: Open and Relational Process Theology

Monday, January 20, 2020
Process Theology & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
A Shared Place: Wendell Berry’s Lifelong Dissent

Monday, July 8, 2013
Reconciling Contemporary Christian Ethics with Social Justice in the OT

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Rachel Held Evans - My Favorite Books About Justice

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Loving the Foreigner and Alien in Your Land

Human Rights & Responsibilities

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
When It Comes to Racism What Is Our Perception vs. Our Perceiving?

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Is A Pandemic a God-Sent Plague or Something Else?

Monday, July 17, 2017
Roger Olson - The Disappearing Difference between Rhetoric and Argument

Monday, October 12, 2015
Become Kingdom Makers, Not Kingdom Waiters

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Civil "Rightness" of Gay Marriage in the Eyes of the U.S. Constitution

Friday, April 17, 2015
The Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, and the Struggle for Human Rights

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Why Jesus Wouldn't Cut It as a Pastor in Today's Evangelical Megachurches

Friday, July 25, 2014
America's Undocumented Children

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence

Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Controversial Art of Banksy, "We Reap What We Sow"

Friday, August 30, 2013
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Friday, August 30, 2013
SOUL FREEDOM: "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" & "The Global Charter of Conscience"

Friday, August 23, 2013
Verses on Humanity and Goodwill, Compassion and Forgiveness

Christian Humanism = Social Justice
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