Tag Archives: William Stringfellow

Midwives in the Time of Collective Terror

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Sermon: Christus Victor: the Harrower of Hell

My memory played a trick on me. The title of Richard Beck’s book is The Slavery of Death. I picked up the book in a bookstore to find that Beck is heavily influenced by William Stringfellow and Ernest Becker, two … Continue reading

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Remembering Will Campbell

Will Campbell (1924-2013) is unforgettable. Beyond unusual, he was idiosyncratic. In death, he calls us to the deeper selves we so easily lose. Will Campbell was that rare person of integrity who seemed to fulfill the hard calling described once … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouth of William Stringfellow

“Let all religious people beware. Their earnest longing for God is predicated on the reservation on their part that it is necessary for them to do something to find God. The Word of God in the Bible, however, is that … Continue reading

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“You can’t cheat an honest man”

William Stringfellow observed that the greatest personal challenge is to be the same person… in every time…in every place. If I’d been able to whisper words into the President’s ear last night, or make him speak like an Edgar Bergen dummy on … Continue reading

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America and “the Fall”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange addressed the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. His speech is reminiscent of American theologian William Stringfellow who declared in 1968 that we were already living under the rule of “extra-constitutional powers and authorities” that operate covertly in … Continue reading

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“Sojourners” republishes piece today

Thanks to Sojourners for republishing a piece that first appeared here. Click “I wish we were all that Crazy” to read the piece on Jim Wallis’ blog, “God’s Politics.” If you missed it, it was a reflection on the late Bishop James … Continue reading

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