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Tearing Down the Bloody Vineyard

12 mins read

In the past year, oh what a year, we have seen so much in such a small amount of time. We have been consumed by a plague and pandemic that has killed our siblings especially are siblings of color and those who are poor. We have seen no justice

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Black and Presbyterian in America

14 mins read

A lot has transpired between the Week of Action and my partaking in the Young Adult Round Table. It is 2020 and to say that so much happens in a day, in a week, is now normal. Lately it seems extra heavy and unbearable. Where I feel numb, I also

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8 Ways Ableism Shows Up in Religious Spaces

5 mins read

The progressive church speaks to the role of inclusion as foundational; however, people who experience disabilities are often forgotten, ignored, and sidelined by the institution and ministries. This, along with countless other means, is an example of ableism – the discrimination and oppression against a person with a disability.

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Liberation from/in the Book of Joshua

11 mins read

Reading the Book of Joshua is a challenge. Not only is the text, in its contemporary English translations, frequently a dry, uninteresting read (especially the book’s latter half), but it can produce a great deal of moral and spiritual unease, especially if the reader is a faithful Christian or Jew

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Loving Our Neighbor in the 21st Century

19 mins read

The United States is currently battling a deadly virus, struggling with a seriously impaired economy and trying to reconcile centuries of injustice towards people of color. In the small county where I live, over 2300 people have contracted the virus and several have died, many are unemployed and

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The Canaanite Woman and the Accountability of Jesus

11 mins read

The story of the Canaanite woman infuriates me. Commentators and scholars, particularly male identifying ones, that focus on this woman’s persistence (which is notable) often make me wonder why we can’t hold Jesus accountable for his actions toward her? Breaking down this story we see that Jesus, after he gives

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Poems of the Pandemic

6 mins read

They have closed the schools for three weeks.
The children who are resilient go to their houses
(if they have them) to annoy their parents (if
they have them) because no one has explained that
it is okay for the world to change, that does not
mean it’s ending. We realize that that is

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