Seminary as Resistance

This morning, we lamented. We are gathered here in Lexington for seminary classes… here, in Lexington, on January 21, 2017. We lamented that we are not marching with peaceful protesters on the streets of D.C. We lamented that, though we gather in this city, we are not marching with those lifting their voices on the... Continue Reading →

On Independence Day

Independence Day and I have a complicated relationship. I have fond memories from my childhood—packing a picnic and going to an all-day festival with my family. We’d lay our blanket on the grassy hillside and wait until nightfall. A military band always played inspiring marches, and when night fell, the sky was filled with every... Continue Reading →

Junia was the first person in the Bible who lied to me. Well, to be fair, it wasn't really Junia who lied to me; it was the other people who lied to conceal her from me.  I had been struggling with the issue of women in ministry for years. I come from a background that not only doesn't... Continue Reading →

Chicago Rooftops and Being Free

Today is her birthday. I don't remember the first time I met her. It was my freshman year of college, and at first, she was just another junior living on my floor. I do remember asking her if I could be her roommate. The college I attended over-booked freshman girls that fall, so we had... Continue Reading →

On Being People of the (Red) Cup

“It’s called the 'Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).' You might have seen our churches before; our denomination’s logo is a red chalice with St. Andrew’s Cross" The other person stares at me blankly. I sigh. "Ok, really, it looks like a red wine glass with a big white X on it…” They say, "OOOOHH, yes! Now... Continue Reading →

It Happened to Them: Reflections on Charleston

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it is probably fairly reflective of your own perspective. I do have far-right and far-left friends, but I know they come from a nearly-all-white point of view. We love to share blogs written about race... by our favorite white bloggers. There is room for this - especially when they are confessional... Continue Reading →

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