Monday, May 2, 2016

KAIROS: The Moment You've Been Waiting For?

What is the moment that we are in? Here are some indicators based on posts that have received the most attention recently.

I was inspired by the FOSNA conference this past weekend in Santa Cruz, and particularly by Mark Braverman's provocative words about "kairos."

KAIROS: that moment of clarity, in which it is no longer "business as usual"; that moment in which you feel an earthquake impending.

I came back and looked at what has surprised me in recent days and months, looking for clues to the answer to the question: what is the moment that we are in?


Don't speak Spanish? "Sure you do . . ."
. . . if you are about immigration, refugees, human rights

for people from Mexico, Central America, South America . . . .
For example: I was struck by the large number of people who have come to read the post at right -- -- as well as the ones below.

What do you think? What is the moment that we are in?



Could it be that people are deciding it's time for salvation . . .


. . . from racism, New Jim Crow,
mass incarceration, police shootings?
CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL:
Impose Civilian Control on CPD
:

These words resonate:
#BlackLivesMatter
Salvation History:
"Follow the Drinking Gourd"


















Could it be that people are deciding it's time for salvation . . .


. . . from murder by drone
and human rights violations
in the name of "security"?
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING:
Drone Pilots Speaking Out

People everywhere are saying
NO! to war - in Syria and Iraq,
Asia and Africa, and more . . . .
#NOwar - Permanently Trending
on Twitter? YES!



















Could it be that people are deciding it's time for salvation . . .


. . . from gentrification in our
communities, and from cities that
won't do anything about it?
Palm Sunday March 20 in Chicago: Occupy!

Maybe it's time for
 a different kind of church?
Accidental Saints in Berkeley 
(with Nadia Bolz-Weber)


















What do you think it's time for?