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Sanctuary for Trans Lives

Gov. Abbot’s order to investigate trans children is a clarion call for the church. For the sake of our trans neighbors, out-organizing the right is not just an option, it is a matter of survival.

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The Banality of Goodness

Miles Meth, a queer Jewish organizer, recounts his journey to Germany to discover the awe-inspiring, ordinary goodness of human relationships and solidarity—and a new way to think about our damaged future.

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A Different World

A recent review at First Things pans Fred Moten as an “­insider-outsider” who sits atop the very hierarchies he claims to defy. Jared Loggins shows how this misunderstands both Moten and the fugitive black tradition.

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Socialism Within Markets: Economic Democracy from Above and Below

Socialists have long debated the possibility of markets within socialism. Today, the utopian impulse that fired the market socialist debate of the ‘90s has resurged, because there had damned well better be an alternative to extreme inequality and destroying the planet.

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Is Christmas Radical?

While the story of Jesus’ birth among the outcast laid the foundation for Christian opposition to empire, it has as often been used as an affirmation of those powers. Can Christmas really be “reclaimed” as radical?

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Dorothee Sölle’s Rediscovery of Christmas

“That the pax Christi was intended precisely for those who could expect nothing from the pax romana gave me a new key to the Christmas narrative and to the whole New Testament”

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An Indecent Advent

Mary, a character of contradiction and scandal, is easily made “decent.” But Christians who want to grapple with the God who liberates the poor must see the Mary who was indecent.

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Paul Tillich’s Socialist Decision

The Socialist Decision, Paul Tillich’s tour de force on the imperative of socialism in the 20th century, is too little known or read. But it contains powerful insights into the continuities of conservative “romanticism” and the challenges of building socialism.