Feature image is an icon of Mary Magdalene by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. My latest podcast is for Easter, the story of Mary Magdalene coming to Jesus’s tomb after his execution. Resurrection starts off with a grieving protest. This should not have happened. This should never have happened. Mary Magdalene’s protesting, demanding grief Is affirmed… Continue reading “Her Grief Is Her Protest”
Here’s a thing I wrote for a forthcoming Lent reflection guide focusing on on white supremacy as it presents as violence against Black/brown bodies. The book includes 46 brief reflections on the lectionary by people of color, women, and queer/trans* folk, and we’re sharing this sample to start getting the word out. The guide is a… Continue reading Are We Brave Enough?
This week’s podcast really had me wresting with the parable of the Weeds and the Wheat, and why in the world there are enslaved people in the kingdom of heaven. And yes, I have been fighting with Jesus about it. And with myself, and end up making some confessions about it all. So ironically, My… Continue reading I Fight With Jesus Sometimes
Yes, I totally went there. “What I am saying is, I am not interested in celebrating A doctrine thrust at me On the point of Constantine’s sword… …I’m thinking now about how Every time someone is baptized, We inscribe them with doctrines About what power is What maleness is What whiteness is We re-inscribe a… Continue reading Love trumps Doctrine: Resisting the Trinity
“So here’s my question. If Jesus is the gate, If having life abundantly is the gate For anyone and everyone inside the sheepfold …and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t mean Anyone and everyone as in ALL of us, Then is the letter of 1st Peter a good shepherd? Or is it a thief… Continue reading Peter’s Betrayal: Shepherd or Thief?
I promptly went traveling for work after this went live and forgot to post it here. On accountability, small-town prophets, and the foolish un-empire of the Divine.
I wrote this piece on reclaiming Rev. Dr. King’s revolutionary legacy over at the RevGalBlogPals blog, for their “The Pastoral Is Political” section. I hope you’ll give it a read. Friends, I confess this Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday feels so…complicated today, when in just a few days bigotry and hatefulness and misogyny and… Continue reading #ReclaimMLK
I am so proud of this new project, as part of my work with Showing Up for Racial Justice, coordinating our faith work. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!
My Dearest, Beloved White Folk ~ I see our dismay, our confusion, our anger, our fear, our grief. I share it. I feel it. I shook with weeping until early hours of the morning. I hear us. I hear our lament: Is this who we are? As a country? As a people? The hardest thing… Continue reading The Truth Will Set Us Free
The Alumni Director at my seminary, the Iliff School of Theology, interviewed me a few weeks ago. I loved sitting down with her at our kitchen table with herbal tea and just talking. She asked me great questions, and I love that the interview she crafted includes lots of quotes, so you hear me as… Continue reading FierceRev Interviewed