Table of Contents
When we consider the interplay between Truth, Trust, and Power, we are reminded foremostly of the importance of relationships, and also of the importance of good communication to sustain them.
- Navigating the Currents of Truth, Trust, and Power by Ted Lewis
A window into the ways that truth-telling and trust-building can work together symbiotically (or not) and why they are necessary for relational transformation
- A Surprise Seat at the Table by Lydia Wylie-Kellermann
A daughter and her father join together in a formal church process that questions the father’s participation in his daughter’s same sex marriage ceremony.
- Intergenerational Trust-Building: Getting Free by Following Millenials by Tommy Airey
An honest appraisal of how older generations can connect with those from the Millennial generation, yielding and entrusting more to younger adults who are ready to be empowered
- Transformational Listening by Pat Plude and Joanna Lawrence Shenk
Members of a pastoral team recall how listening to each other in the midst of a strained relationship in a strained system created space for transformation.
- Journey into Restorative Justice by Elaine Enns
A restorative justice practitioner describes her vocational journey with the field, reaching deep into her past and also showing how her vision for healing and justice keeps broadening over time.
- Z and Me by Oscar Cole-Arnal
A long time peace activist reflects back on moments with his childhood friend, feeling deep conviction about early episodes of racism and the lost opportunity for forgiveness.
- The Last to Leave, a poem by Ted Lewis
A young religious leader, early to arrive at the scene of public condemnation, ends up being the last to leave.
Rock! Paper! Scissors! is a tri-annual, topic-focused, web-publication exploring the intersections of anarchist politics and Christian faith. Through following the way of Jesus in the shadow of empire, we seek to undermine systems of oppression and creatively explore possibilities for liberation from an anarchist or radical christian perspective.
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