June 4, 2012
He Winketh with His Eyes, He Speaketh with His Feet « The Revealer

Our new intern/writer/buddy at The Revealer has done it again! He’s learning fast. I think we’ll keep him.

Joe McKnight: Walter Wink was, among other things, an outspoken critic of the “biblically-based” homophobia that has long plagued Christianity. Through editing “Homosexuality and the Christian Faith,” and authoring numerous articles on the same matter, Wink showed that by approaching the subject, “from the point of view of love, rather than that of law, the issue is at once transformed.” He continued, “There is no biblical sex ethic. The Bible knows only a love ethic, which is constantly being brought to bear on whatever sexual mores are dominant in any given country, or culture, or period.”  (The italics are Wink’s.)  Statements of this nature had no small part in making Wink unpopular in the 1980s and 1990s, during the rise of the Moral Majority.

The loss of Walter Wink on May 10th, 2012 was significant not only for the liberation theology to which his life was devoted, but for the declining number of clergy committed to the kind of activism not seen since the days of the Civil rights and anti-war movements five or six decades ago.

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June 1, 2012
Rumors of Liberation Theology’s “Huge Influence” Are Greatly Exaggerated

We’ve got a new writer at The Revealer, and his first article is like a swift kick in the pants - especially if you’re Mark Oppenheimer.

Mark Oppenheimer’s explanation of liberation theology in the New York Times underscores the Latin- and African America-birthed theology’s fundamental principles which are often wholly overlooked or deliberately maligned by President Obama’s detractors.

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