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Sequential Theology

Grace in Glitter

The Sacred Art of Drag

Grace in Glitter: Be Fabulous with D’Arcy

Sweat dripped from my neon green headband. And my hot pink armbands. My rainbow socks, too. I’d been dancing my cares away in class for over an hour, learning each step of the choreography for one of the latest pop songs. We were all exhausted, yet energized—that breathless feeling you get when your whole body gets lost in music and movement. As class ended, our dance instructor gathered us in a circle for our final cool-down activity.

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Publica

Theology in public life

THE EMERGENCE OF ABYA YALA THEOLOGY

The emergence of Abya Yala theology signifies a shift in the theological discourse of Christianity on the continent. European Christian missionaries and soldiers who claimed to rule and control the land introduced Christianity more than five centuries ago. Although some consider this colonization process as a meeting of cultures, civilizations, and the Christianization of the world, the actual results of colonization were the original people’s genocide, slavery, and expropriation of land, among other atrocities. Europeans brought a form of Christianity forged with the ideas of oppression, subjugation, and denial of spiritual existences, eliminating any aspect of the liberating message inherent in the message of Christ. Anyone who resisted was enslaved and punished for defying

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Setting the inner compass

A Poetry Column

SETTING THE INNER COMPASS

Reading poetry is one of the ways some of us nourish our faith, a way we set or reset our inner compass and stay focused on the big picture, on the spiritual journey. I know that is true for me. ‘Setting the Inner Compass’, is a column where I share poems that I find meaningful and hope others do as well. Last weekend I presented at a conference alongside an Imam, Rabbi and a Roman Catholic sister who is a Zen teacher. It was a wonderful event and a reminder that in this era where organized religion is in decline, spirituality is not. The room was filled with those who live spiritual lives, many in faith communities. My guess is that if asked to identify

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