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January 31, 2017
Hearing God on Hacksaw Ridge & in Airport Detention
In the movie Hacksaw Ridge, Desmond Doss is perched on the edge of the ridge...
January 26, 2017
From Election to Marching: Calling a Thing What It Is, or We Are Not the Crazy Ones
“A theologian of glory calls evil good and good evil. A theologian of the cross...
August 01, 2016
All About Hijab: Gender, Race, Religion & Ghazala Khan
It started with a dignified woman standing on stage, on television, stoically bearing witness to...
July 28, 2016
The Grace of Being Freed From Judging My Neighbor
Earlier this week, I had an op-ed about religious freedom published in the local newspaper,...
July 11, 2016
Writing About #BlackLivesMatter While White
By now, you know whether or not Alton Sterling and Philando Castile had criminal records....
June 27, 2016
SCOTUS Ruling on Care & Compassion for All Women
A few months ago, I got an email from a reader who said she grew...
June 20, 2016
Trump. Women Know “That Guy”
His response to a woman’s charge that his buddy assaulted her begins and ends with...
June 13, 2016
An Interfaith Leader’s Twelve-Step Response to the Pulse Massacre
In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education today, Eboo Patel says: “An interfaith...
May 02, 2016
#BlackLivesMatter in Barbershop’s Love Letter to Chicago
I spent five formative years in my mid-twenties living in Hyde Park on the South...
March 03, 2016
Water, Water, Everywhere: On Death, Flint & “Formation”
Consider images of water flooding recent news and pop culture: Parents holding up baby bottles...
January 12, 2016
Fighting Religious Prejudice with Conversation & Information
How often do you have conversations with someone of a different faith than your own?...
December 16, 2015
Must Interfaith Solidarity Cost a Woman Her Job?
Apparently, at Wheaton College, a tenured political science professor who decides to wear hijab as...
December 02, 2015
White Conservative Evangelical Heteropatriarchal Terrorism in a Gun Culture Hating Planned Parenthood
I’ve been too unspeakably angry about the terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs...
November 16, 2015
No Religious Test for Compassion
“And I think our focus ought to be on the Christians who have no place...
October 27, 2015
If Trump Was My Student: So You Just Don’t Know About Seventh-day Adventist?
Last Saturday, Donald Trump talked about his and Ben Carson’s religions at a rally in...
October 19, 2015
Of Course There’s a Religious Test for Office
It’s called the voter. And all of the beliefs, values, ignorance, convictions, stereotypes, and knowledge...
October 06, 2015
Guns, Masculinity, a Culture of Life, & Educators on the Front Line
One day about two years ago I walked into the building where I teach two...
September 24, 2015
Gender Equality & the #GlobalGoals as a #PrayerforEveryone
This week sees the launch of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a series of...
September 17, 2015
Sorry, Carly: Planned Parenthood Edition
Sorry, Carly. You may have won the GOP primary debate last night, by speaking with...
September 02, 2015
For Women Who Aren’t Contrite
When I first heard about Pope Francis' offer of forgiveness for women who had had abortions,...
August 27, 2015
Why #BlackLivesMatter Has to Exist
I wrote the following piece which was first published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, my local...
August 03, 2015
Why We Need to Teach Interfaith Understanding
Amidst conservative Christian fervor over religious freedom, it’s important to remember what real threats to...
July 27, 2015
Planned Parenthood Would Serve Mary
After dismissing the edited videos that pretend to catch Planned Parenthood staffers in a compromising...
July 24, 2015
Some Good News in Religious Higher Ed
Over at Religion News Service, Eliel Cruz highlights three Christian colleges who have recently taken...
June 24, 2015
#Charleston :: Round-Up of Lutheran Voices & Resources
On June 18, 2015, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wrote: "It has been a long...
June 03, 2015
Jesus is Not a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card: Christian Privilege & the Duggars
In her interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Megyn Kelly encouraged the idea that...
March 31, 2015
When Religious Freedom Only Protects Heteropatriarchy
It’s not really religious freedom. Conservative politicians have been on a roll for the past...
January 21, 2015
Faith Leaders Issue Statement Opposing 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill
I have written here before about my involvement in the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership...
January 19, 2015
Nonconformity, Anger, Hope: A Genealogy of Words for MLK Day 2015
This morning, I participated in a Speak-In on campus during which faculty, staff, and students...
December 04, 2014
Casting Off White Invisibility
In a piece for Salon last week, Brittney Cooper wrote about her ongoing struggle with...
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