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December 14, 2017
The Body Never Lies
But people do. I was leading a yoga retreat in the beautiful Pocono mountains of...
August 13, 2017
What Should I Say When I Have Nothing More to Say
A woman died yesterday. Her name is Heather. I did not know her, but I...
March 14, 2017
Tony Campolo: Returning Agency to the Body of Christ through Spiritual Practice
Saturday afternoon, at a church near our home, beloved pastor Tony Campolo*, shared that his...
March 13, 2017
The Shiny Face of Jesus; A Transfiguration Sunday Sermon
This Sermon, based on Matthew 17:1-9, was preached by the author at American University for...
January 13, 2017
An Inaugural Prayer
Holy God, Help Us Help us learn that we are our brother's keeper. Help us...
December 13, 2016
I’m really great at getting into Facebook flame wars. I want to say that I...
October 13, 2016
According to Dictionary.com, a microaggression is "a subtle, but offensive comment or action directed...
June 19, 2016
GRACE, a Name we can all Adopt
A store clerk looked at my credit card last week and asked, "What does your...
June 14, 2016
Defiantly Love Your Neighbor
While many people have said what I’m about to say - I will say it...
May 13, 2016
Closed Hearts, Closed Minds, Closed Doors: A Letter to all LGBTQIA and Allied United Methodists
You are loved. You were made in the image of God. You are part of...
March 17, 2016
The Walking Dead & Trumping Our Own Conscience
I love all things zombie. I have never been a Trekkie or a SciFi Superfan...
March 13, 2016
Where Rivers of Justice Flow
The following sermon was written by my husband, Garth Stevens-Jennings and I for the student...
February 13, 2016
Radical, Subversive, Defiant, Self-Love
Black Women live in a crossroads of oppression where racism and sexism meet, and that...
February 12, 2016
Fast of Embodied Solidarity
The Lenten season begins by people asking what they need to do or give up...
February 08, 2016
Lent arrives this week with its themes of fasting, reflection, and penance. As I prepare,...
January 13, 2016
Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter: Why We Must Build Bridges.
I'm sitting in the police station compulsively chewing my finger nails. This is the moment...
January 11, 2016
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies Bec Cranford serves as...
December 11, 2015
Lean In to the Conversations that Scare You
Recently, this question was asked on a Facebook page: "What do we do with White...
December 08, 2015
Loss and Redemption in Relationships
In this season of anticipatory and happy holidays among a number of cultural and faith...
September 16, 2015
The Cost of Changing Faith
An ongoing discussion I keep stumbling into is how people are dealing with changes in...
September 08, 2015
Call and Affirmation
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the...
July 30, 2015
Buddha Inside/Jesus Outside
Tonight Great Spirit said,' your story is ready to be birthed. Your peace has been...
June 14, 2015
We Go Up to the Mountains
I am blessed to live in a place where we can easily go up to...
June 08, 2015
Stepping Away from Leadership Voluntarily
I have had, over the years, some interesting and deeply thoughtful conversations with leaders, primarily...
June 05, 2015
She was a friend of God
She was a friend of GOD I’m just getting in from my friend of 33...
April 14, 2015
A Life of Love and Academic Freedom
tenure: the right to keep a job (especially the job of being a professor...
April 08, 2015
Accompaniment as Emergence
I’ve been called to a ministry of accompaniment that means I have chosen to walk...
February 14, 2015
All About That Faith
Since the day we first enter the world, we face the realities of imperfection. We...
February 08, 2015
Compassion When We Disagree
I was listening the other day to someone talk vehemently about religious people who hold...
February 05, 2015
It was the Best of Times…It was the Worst of Times
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