The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker is a theologian who served as president of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, from 1999 to 2014. She is the author of Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now, co-author with Rita Nakashima Brock of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us and Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, and co-author with John A. Buehrens of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century.
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By Rebecca Parker
We are already in paradiseRebecca ParkerThere is no land promised to any of us other than the land already given, the world already here.
‘This present paradise’Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker
For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.
Love firstRebecca ParkerLove demands justice; it can't simply be an emergency strategy when everything has gone wrong.
Against vengeanceRebecca ParkerWitness for the things that make for peace.
Can violence save?Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca ParkerChallenging the theology of redemptive suffering.