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Take Another Route Home

17 mins read

We are now a few weeks past the violent insurrection and attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. If you are like me, your social media and text messages started pinging early in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Around 1:45 pm, I started getting frantic messages from friends and

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The Name of God

5 mins read

I rarely “turn on” the news, preferring the comparative quiet of text to the cobbled noise of the television. There is also the likely futile sense that, by measure of activity, reading somehow surpasses watching. But January 6th found me, for long hours, in front of the TV. I watched

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Tis the Season?

12 mins read

It is the season of Advent, a time when we enter the season of waiting. Waiting for the birth of the baby Jesus. Waiting for Christmas Day. This year, the season of waiting feels even more prominent. We are waiting for a vaccine to be distributed. We are waiting for

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America’s Hardened Heart

10 mins read

The 2020 Presidential Election is just days away and the heart of America has been hardened. The rhetoric is that a vote for Trump is a vote for America. There are many Christians who believe that Trump is God’s chosen one to lead the country. I thought Jesus Christ was?

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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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