Issue: September/October 2015
The Black Lives Matter movement offers a challenge to the church--and an opportunity.
Why are biases so difficult to identify, name, and change? It all starts in our unconscious minds.
Can the church community truly become a safe space—for discussion, for reporting, for healing—for survivors of trauma?
"...I forgive life for dealing me this hand/ I forgive my inner boy for not becoming a man..."
Congo suffers from the paradox of mineral wealth and human poverty.
A frivolous lawsuit brought before the Supreme Court jeopardized health care for millions.
The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu. W.W. Norton & Company.
B.B. King didn't come home to Mississippi just to "give back" philanthropically.
Reflections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B
I am moved by Julia Alvarez’s “‘Unless Somebody Steps in to Help ...’” (July 2015) on the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Joining others in places of suffering is our service to humankind.
I interpreted Danielle Ayers and Lydia Bean’s “Reimagining the Bible Belt” (July 2015) as a reminder to myself and other progressives that we need to stop distancing ourselves from our Southern identity.
The “accommodation” discussed in “Reimagining the Bible Belt” is new to me and explains a lot about Texas.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B