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August 15, 2017
#Charlottesville – What Can I Do?
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August 13, 2017
What Should I Say When I Have Nothing More to Say
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January 20, 2017
Today is a rough day. Today we know that the world is not right. Today...
November 13, 2016
A Post-Election Poem
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November 11, 2016
To all Allies in the Episcopal Church and Beyond, Shocked by the Election
I’m writing this post to my fellow progressive, white Episcopalians, but I also write it...
October 13, 2016
According to Dictionary.com, a microaggression is "a subtle, but offensive comment or action directed...
July 28, 2016
Westboro Baptist, Eye-gazing + #DemsInPhilly
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July 14, 2016
At a Loss for Words
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July 13, 2016
The Healing Spirit
In the halls of my Alma Mater, Wesley Theological Seminary, is a fresco called The...
April 28, 2016
What Do You See When You Look at Me: Beyonce, Colorism & Identity
I am an adoptee from Colombia. I was born in Bogota. My adoptive sister, six...
April 14, 2016
A Resurrection World for Women
Given how Lent went, I’m thankful that we are reminded that resurrection comes. After the...
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...
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
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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
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December 07, 2015
Christian Prejudice Towards Muslims is Antithetical to the Way of Jesus
As a Christian, I find the anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice, expressed in general and by...
October 14, 2015
Women Sticking Together
When I first started studying women and the church, it became very clear that...
October 08, 2015
Inevitable: the death of news as we know it
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September 11, 2015
A Broken Heart, Mom Rage, and a Call to Action
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September 07, 2015
I am not you but I am not other than you, either
Taking my title one step further we read James Finley's words: "As this soaks into...
August 14, 2015
When Church Island Crumbles
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July 22, 2015
The Confederate Flag, the History of the South, and the Testimony of our Sisters and Brothers
A few weeks before the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney was killed at Emmanuel AME Church,...
July 17, 2015
Five Elements of Church Error – The Unexpected Jesus (Part 1of 4)
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July 14, 2015
To Lament Injustice
A few months ago I wrote about a situation at Northwest Nazarene University where Tom...
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I Used To Know How To Walk On Water
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June 08, 2015
Stepping Away from Leadership Voluntarily
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She was a friend of God
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