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Broderick Greer
Broderick Greer

is canon precentor at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver where he directs liturgy and oversees ministry with people in their 20s and 30s. He occasionally offers lectures and facilitates conversations related to the interplay of culture, theology, and justice. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post.

When You Try to Change People That’s Not Love, It’s Domination

by Broderick Greer

To change another to better fit our own ideals is not love; it is domination. Instead, to truly love is to engage joyfully in our differences and to bring out the best in our unique potential — in personal relationships, and in community.

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When You Try to Change People That’s Not Love, It’s Domination

Frail Bodies Are a Witness to Resilience and Resurrection

by Broderick Greer

The moral authority of frail bodies. Vulnerability as strength. How solidarity can lead to resurrection.

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Frail Bodies Are a Witness to Resilience and Resurrection

Mary’s Rebel Anthem

by Broderick Greer

The biblical song of an exiled mother carries a daring “punk-rock” message of resistance.

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Mary’s Rebel Anthem

Creating Tables of Our Own

by Broderick Greer

A Thanksgiving reflection on scarcity and abundance, and the sacred work of inviting our neighbors and strangers alike to the table.

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Creating Tables of Our Own

To Crucify Christ Anew: Lynching Ell, Michael, and Jesus

by Broderick Greer

Our Public Theology Reimagined columnist calls on people of faith and conscience to come into proximity with execution sites like Ell Persons. When we experience these liminal spaces, we are reminded of our capacity to become preoccupied with domination and overlook the lives of the powerless and the message of Jesus’ crucifixion.

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To Crucify Christ Anew: Lynching Ell, Michael, and Jesus

Rend Your Hearts, Rend Our Systems

by Broderick Greer

Ash Wednesday is often understood as an opportunity to engage in the practice of personal improvement. But, what if it were used to look outward and create a more just, merciful society rather than ending with our hearts?

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Rend Your Hearts, Rend Our Systems