Patheos Featured Writers

Enuma Okoro

Enuma Okoro (M.Div) was born in the NYC but reared in four countries on three continents. A writer, speaker, consultant, and retreat / workshop leader, she has written for ABC's Good Morning America, Sojourners, Christianity Today, Weavings Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life, and others. Okoro is the former director of the Center for Theological Writing at Duke University Divinity School, of which she is a graduate.

Her spiritual memoir, Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent, Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community (Fresh Air Books, 2010) was a 2010 finalist for USA Book News National Best Books Awards, and a 2011 finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards. She is also co-author with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, on Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. When she's not writing she can be found with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in hand, depending on the time of day.

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Works by Enuma Okoro
What would Eve say if given a voice? Perhaps she'd write a poem like this. ...
Advent Poem
Enuma Okoro | December 08, 2011
I want to welcome angels and say yes, to anything, but if I saw an angel I would hold......
Making Room for God: Reflections on Advent
Enuma Okoro | November 30, 2011
Advent reminds us that God wants to move in -- to make a home within our home....
How Are We Being Named?
Enuma Okoro | November 02, 2011
I am so taken by a God who names us, who seeks to hammer it home that we, as women, not......
Learning to Lament
Enuma Okoro | October 12, 2011
How do we as women learn to publicly name our sorrows, to acknowledge the scripturally......
Do The Little Things Add Up?
Enuma Okoro | September 27, 2011
Who are the women in your life that remind you that the little things add up?...
Cornering God: Beginning
Enuma Okoro | September 19, 2011
For the past year I have been reflecting on what it means to be created in the image of......