Why is there a theology for the sinner, the perpetrator, in our churches, but not a theology for the victims, the sinned against?
We live in a time of great divisions caused by wounds left untreated in our nation and our people. The rift does not seem to mend and political solutions leave us wanting. At the same time, many churches do not leave us with many answers beyond spiritual self-help or offerings of salvation for sinners, but nothing for the sinned against, those wounded by the sinners. Where can we find real healing that touches the deepest parts of our being? There are answers, but these answers are found in the place of the wounded, the place where we find Jesus of the East.
I am seeking to present a news that is truly good, a news about liberation of the captives and sight to the blind. This news is one not about salvation from a wrath filled God, but healing from a God of the wounded and oppressed. I seek to share my story and show how it might intersect yours. My hope is that on this journey of connection we find a creative juncture where life will spring forth from the pain and you might find a place of hope and flourishing.