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James Shenko

Ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and currently serving as the Senior Minister of a Disciple congregation in small town Tennessee.

Essays

A Baptism of Repentance—Luke 3:1-6

The message of John the Baptist challenges our complacency about sin, an attitude that pervades and perverts our entire life as a society.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.

Vulnerability

From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?