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 read and heard the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was an important way to mark the day, and to start a new semester. The complete list of readings is pictured here. I chose to edit the words [Read More...]

“Maybe God is an Angry Feminist”


Oh, I hope so. I am absolutely in love with this new piece at Sarah Over the Moon on the Spirituality Channel here at Patheos. Last week I shared some lyrics and a video recording of Jann Aldredge-Clanton’s hymn “God Like a Woman Long in Labor Cries,” as well as the text from Isaiah 42 [Read More...]

A Blog of Our Own


Fellow Patheos writer Tony Jones recently issued an “Invitation to Christian Feminists” to submit posts for his widely read blog.  That it comes on the heels of his “I’m Tired of Being Called a Racist” post in response to this piece by Dr. Christena Cleveland over at her blog certainly affects the response I’m having.  [Read More...]

Even If He’s Not Your Son, He’s Still Human


It shouldn’t take a gay son to convince a senator to support marriage equality. Like many people, I was pleased to see Rob Portman from Ohio become the first sitting Republican senator to publically state his support for marriage equality.  I was relieved last year when Barack Obama finally completed his own public and self-described [Read More...]

On Anger: Audre Lorde & MHP

Watch this: Read this: “Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger potentially useful against those oppressions, personal and institutional, which brought that anger into being.  Focused with precision it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change.  And when I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch of [Read More...]