Excerpt from Parable of the Brown Girl by Khristi Lauren Adams “If God knew I would feel insecure about my skin and my hair, then why would he choose to make me born like this?” —Leah, age nineteen Leah and I met through a mentoring program at my church when she was in middle school. … Continue reading The Psychological Effects of Being the Only Black Girl
“How Good Is Your Spanish? And would you be able to take in a four-year-old girl? She’s from Honduras and speaks minimal English.” The social worker had just texted on a Friday afternoon. I was sitting at my desk, bent over my cell phone reading and rereading the text. My thoughts traveled to Honduras, bachata, … Continue reading White Evangelicals, We Cannot Ignore Children Separated at the Border
From Mark Charles, a man of Navajo and Dutch American descent, who is currently running for President of the United States of America. On May 4, 1493, the year after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull offering a spiritual validation for European conquest, “that in our times especially the … Continue reading Christopher Columbus Brought White Supremacy to America
I re-wrote the earliest stories of the Bible…but without God in them. Now before you light your torches, brandish your swords, set your Twitter thumbs to cancel. Please, just let me explain. The beginning of the Bible is a tough look for the ancient Israelite God Yahweh. Like a dysfunctional father who wasn’t prepared to … Continue reading Why I re-wrote the Bible Without God in the Story
Every scene is beautifully shot, the lead actress is a wonder, the fight scenes look elaborate and intense. But the dialogue… eeesh.
To examine the figure of Christ in the context of twentieth-century Latin American culture is to enter into a fascinating world of poets, priests, novelists, insurgents, social prophets, heterodox missionaries, and political agitators. It is a world of tensions between an Iberian form of Christianity inherited from colonization and an Anglo-Saxon form of Christianity that … Continue reading In Latin America Jesus Inspires Institutions and Insurgents