Running against the Moving Walkway of Racism

by Heather Bock In a spare moment on Saturday, I glanced at Twitter and found my feed awash with references to Charlottesville, alt-right, and white supremacy. This was my introduction to the story coming out of Virginia, a story of people gathered to share how much better they were than anyone not like them, people … Continue reading Running against the Moving Walkway of Racism

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Noticing the Unnoticed; Holding Those We Thought Unholdable

by Heather Bock In Mark 12:41-44, Jesus sat near the temple treasury. He had just finished discussing with leaders, some of whom were trying to trap Him with His words (who, by the way, were no match for Jesus' deft verbal maneuvering). Maybe He was tired, but He wasn't too tired to notice someone not … Continue reading Noticing the Unnoticed; Holding Those We Thought Unholdable

The Covenant with the Man in the Coma

by Heather Bock Last week I wrote about how I sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that I am valued, loved, and made righteous by what I do, and that the reverse is true when I don’t do what I should. You can read it here. This week, I want to bring you a … Continue reading The Covenant with the Man in the Coma