The Baby from Bethlehem: A Palestinian Revelation

Ryan Rodrick Beiler/

  Palestinians are amongst the most oppressed peoples in the world. Everyday, the lives of Palestinians are controlled. Energy is controlled. Food is controlled. Movement is controlled. Water is controlled. Every facet of the lives of Palestinians is controlled. It makes sense that Jesus was born in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The incarnation of […]

Is the Slaughter of the Innocent the Slaughter of God?

Would God have allowed my son to be slaughtered in Bethlehem?

  In the midst of their journey to meet the child of God, the wise folks stopped by to see King Herod. Pretending to be excited about the birth, Herod asks the wise folks to come back by and tell him where the child is so that he might exalt the child. Herod was afraid […]

Born to Be Murdered? : A Word from Bethlehem


  The Christmas season always makes me ponder a pivotal question. Did God send Jesus to die? I’m not talking about a death of natural causes. I’m talking about a brutal painful death. I’m talking about a bloody murder. Did God know about the suffering that was to come? If God knows everything, as traditional […]

The Shepherd from Bethlehem Speaks


  Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a shepherd? Most of the time you are bored out of your mind. I sit there and watch sheep day after day. I never wanted to be a shepherd. I didn’t have a choice. We have always been poor. We don’t know any other […]

God has AIDS


Our God was born in Bethlehem. Our God became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Our God is bound to the suffering of the world. Our God is bound to us. Jesus declared that he was sick and that he would inhabit the sick. People around the world are sick and suffering with AIDS. Jesus has […]

The Wise Men Deconstructed or The Lack of Wisdom in the Wise Men


  Have far would you travel to meet God?  The idea of incarnation is that God is present where we are.  It seems that the answer to the aforementioned question comes easy in the light of a true belief in incarnation of God with us.  I don’t think you have to travel far at all […]