March 25, 2016

Each of us takes away something different from Good Friday. This year I see not only the cross but also the community found in those willing to be known as followers of Jesus despite what it could cost them. While Peter, Thomas, and the majority of the disciples were in hiding, Mary, John, and the women at the core of the movement were standing unashamed and bore witness to the state sanctioned, public execution of their teacher and their friend…. Read more

February 13, 2016

To stand for justice one must pay attention to the world around them and identify injustices they encounter. Read more

October 17, 2015

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 I’m tired y’all. I am sincerely and honestly tired of the intrafamilial barbs, shade, and jabs I’m seeing thrown across the Table. What Table you ask? Well I’m speaking of the one Jesus sat at with his disciples…. Read more

September 16, 2015

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Jeremiah 1:5 There is something in us – something central to our humanity – that makes us want to be fully known. It drives late night conversations, social media (over)shares, meetings over caffeinated beverage. We want people – especially those who we love – to REALLY know us. But they don’t know us. They don’t know our stories. They don’t know that we… Read more

August 9, 2015

I need shrill voices and talking heads to stop Seriously just stop speaking and embrace grey Embrace that place between black and white that varies in shade Unknown Full of ambiguity Complex The sort of Complexity that can’t be broken down to sound bite, youtube clip, or book; you need libraries to even BEGIN to unpack this Hold space for not having answers Or thoughts being in development Have the courage to say this is not absolute I am not positive But… Read more

August 5, 2015

I am in a season where I am aware of blackness Brown skinned flesh unpacking in glaring white institution Bound By thoughts By words By thinking of words to the degree that I am constricted Tongue tied, hands restricted by overwhelming streams of consciousness I’d *almost* rather be sleeping because dreams block out death block carnage block bullshit, toxic politic and wondering if my black life is seen as less than that of beasts or the unborn I am awake and breathing mouth wide open… Read more

July 22, 2015

I wrote this piece a few weeks back but I’ve had a number of conversations since I ‘penned’ this that have made very clear to me that this is for so many of you who are in a place of transition. If no one else tells you this know that it’s ok to be in flux with your beliefs. We are constantly growing and learning and that means you will experience times of your thoughts being under construction. Wrestle, pause, research,… Read more

June 5, 2015

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 The last few months have been interesting ones to be a spectator of religious folk – especially those identifying as Christians. There have been a number of things that have happened around the world that elicited response from Christians (as they should have). MY challenge is that an uncomfortable… Read more

May 21, 2015

“Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, [and] took the promises for themselves.” Are you ready to act? Read more

May 19, 2015

“I feel like a weirdo and kind of out of place with everyone else. I’m not talking about that ~*super christian*~ feeling either where you’re not like the world. That’s just how I feel in general. But then again, not being apart of [a] puzzle has always been what makes me special.” — Erika Renée I was sitting around, passing the time on the internetz when I saw a friend post this statement on Facebook and it spoke to me. In… Read more

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