August 27, 2015

In some ways, it doesn’t matter if my ancestors owned slaves. After all, my privilege as a white woman in the U.S. in the 21st century is real, whether my ancestors owned slaves or not. The horror of slavery transcends race and nationality in much the same way that genocide anywhere is a stain on the human community. Read more

August 25, 2015

Most teens feel sexual desire. The question they need to grapple with is what do they do with that desire? When we fail to accept their sexuality, when we fail to acknowledge their desires, when we fail to teach them how to think ethically and responsibly about their sexuality – we have failed them. Read more

August 14, 2015

In the midst of a country where black lives appear expendable and some white people are unable to recognize that memorializing their ancestors should never be done in ways that celebrate the Confederacy and its’ mission of defending slavery – the question of how we handle our past is a question we have yet to effectively grapple with as a nation. Read more

August 12, 2015

The best avenue for reducing abortions is not bullying women into not having them, it’s helping provide better health care, sex education, and access to contraception so that we reduce the unplanned pregnancy rate. Read more

August 3, 2015

While misogyny is deeply embedded in the development, history, and theology of Christianity, this does not mean that Christianity is inherently misogynist or patriarchal. It is human beings who shape attitudes and beliefs about human nature, the sacred, and our religions through our teachings and our practices. Read more

July 31, 2015

My heart broke a little as I rode my bike past that church. It broke for that congregation whose prejudices against gays and lesbians pushed them to leave a community of churches that they have been a part of since their formation. It broke a little for my Presbytery that has now lost another church from our community of faith. It broke a little for the knowledge that it was likely the prejudiced teachings of earlier traditions of Christianity that helped to shape the prejudice and bias that continues to mark this community’s reading of scripture. Read more

July 24, 2015

In the midst of the racism and prejudice particularly against black people that permeates the United States – we need to think about every legislative change and social action that occurs in our communities in light of what it means when people say, “Black Lives Matter.” Read more

July 6, 2015

While it is true that the historic Councils of the Church did not include women (as far as we know), thanks be to God that they do now, that many of us are also ordained, and that some of us are mothers as well. Read more

June 29, 2015

As a feminist theologian, my interest is in exploring and discussing the ways in which mothering is an experiential reality that can help us to know God and practice our faith in deeper and more meaningful ways. Read more

June 23, 2015

The world is always changing and the church grows and changes in response to the spiritual and material needs of the people of God. The work of the WCC and of Faith and Order in bringing representatives together from the Church around the world to talk together about our common faith and commitments is a meaningful way that helps to facilitate the work and life of the Christian community. Read more

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