Allow those words to marinate in your spirit. The President of the United States of America spoke them about people whom God calls beloved and land that God calls good. Continue reading Shitty things done on our behalf
I wanted a rule book, but rather than just give me a list of dos and don’ts, the Bible gave me stories, and poems, and laments, and curious genealogies, and the Apostles throwing shade at one another. Continue reading What it might mean to ponder anew our connection to Holy Scripture
I’m not saying that someone around the Moana table at Disney Studios is terribly interested in what it means for the Church to become missional, but I am suggesting that this way of seeing and engaging the world is in the atmosphere. Continue reading Moana and a Missional Church
The rules are the same whether you are dealing with a police officer on the side of the road or random white woman in grocery store. When you are black in America, there is no hiding place, and history is filled with black women and men who dared to disobey these rules of engagement. Continue reading Dear Random White Woman…: For All the People of Color Who are Tired of Being Applauded for Restraint in the Face of Racism
If we follow the letter of scripture without love and compassion in our hearts for others, we are only doing what is required not what is intended. Continue reading Exceeding the Righteousness of the Pharisees
Chance the Rapper’s Grammy performance was definitely Gospel, but make no mistake about it, authentic Gospel music is rooted in unapologetic Blackness. Continue reading The Gospel of Unapologetic Blackness According to Chance the Rapper
I am writing this to challenge all straight-identifying Christians who interpret non-heterosexual and non-cisgender identity as sinful to a year of listening and discernment. Continue reading So you think being gay is a sin? I have a challenge for you.
I have a suggestion for a New Years’ Resolution for my beloved Church and the leaders who serve it: leave anti-millennial stereotyping and scapegoating in 2016. It’s lazy. Full stop. It’s a shame that we have to continue to have this conversation, but it honestly needs to come to a swift and expeditious end. Continue reading An Online Activist Post from an Entitled Church Millennial. Stop It.
This goes out to all those who warrant the tears of Heaven for the pain and suffering you endure at the hands of your fellow human beings. This goes out to you. Continue reading On this Feast of Holy Innocents, this goes out to all the “little ones”
We must claim “golden crowns” for every person of color, every woman, every immigrant, every Muslim, every differently-abled person, every human being caught under the heel of America’s delusions of grandeur. Continue reading How can I keep from singing? Prayer and Praise as Political Resistance.