Justin B. Fung

Tag: oscar romero

Kingdom Resistance

Hey, it’s been a while. Not for lack of desire to get writing done, but for lack of capacity. Maybe some day, when I have more time, I’ll tell you about it. But here I am. I’ll start with this: Happy New Year — both, belatedly, to 2017 and, as of tomorrow, to the Year […]

The gospel is courageous

Archbishop Oscar Romero; April 16, 1978: A church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that? Very nice, pious […]

Election 2012 Epilogue

A few thoughts in the aftermath of the election: On Tuesday morning, I attended an Election Day prayer breakfast at a large African-American church. I had come into the day with a sense of excitement about the elections, knowing the tremendous responsibility and privilege I had as a citizen, and looking forward to being a […]

Prophets of a Future Not Our Own – Oscar Romero

Reposting this beautiful piece–“Prophets of a Future Not Our Own”–in honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated March 24, 1980. A champion for the poor, the oppressed, and the gospel. It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our […]

The Mission entrusted to the Church

Posted on Wess’s Gathering in Light blog: This is the mission entrusted to the church, a hard mission: to uproot sins from history, to uproot sins from the political order, to uproot sins from the economy, to uproot sins wherever they are. What a hard task! It has to meet conflicts amid so much selfishness, […]

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