"While Romero allegedly converted in the 1970s in the streets of San Salvador, Bergoglio had over forty years to convert in the streets of Buenos Aires. But he did not."
A Review of Luke A. Powery’s Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).
"The site of Powery’s homiletical inspiration is located primarily in two sources that have been a great means of hope in countless African American churches in the midst of painful suffering and death. The first reservoir for homiletics is the Spirituals."
"Richard’s vision for decolonization extended to all peoples. He challenged Christian evangelical treatment of Palestinian peoples on the Trinity Broadcast Network (and was not invited back). He worked ceaselessly to build alliances with all peoples impacted by white supremacy and colonialism."
"Postcolonial critiques and recastings of theological themes are not theologoumenonic fads, but critiques and transformations of colonising methodologies and epistemologies in theology . . ."
"I hope you will be proud to tell people That you knew me when I was hungry And you were my world. After all, it is you who always said that love in whatever way it comes is flawless"
"What constitutes a livable, grievable life? What does it mean to be alive? For those of us who have, historically, had a fraught relationship to and with the land, with animals, with machines, how do we write about this thing called Nature? How do we love it?"