As a white woman, I’ve never experienced a racial gap that has prevented me from achieving my dreams or taking part in any activity. Growing up, it was expected I would participate in band, chorus, and all the other activities my friends did. My parents stressed about the money, but they did enough creative budgeting … Continue reading Closing the Racial Gap to Make Arts Education For Everyone
A Tale From The Desert Last week, my spouse, a black-Caribbean man, and I, a white-American woman, took our first ever desert vacation to Joshua Tree National Park, on the ancestral homelands of the Cahuilla, Mojave, Serrano, and Chemehuevi peoples. One of our stops in the national park was the Cholla Cactus Garden. Cholla cactus are … Continue reading Whose Wisdom Gets Centered?
Zadie Smith writes, “There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words.” Those are the words that rose up in my mind this morning when I read that one million species are facing extinction due to anthropogenic climate breakdown. “Anthropogenic climate breakdown” is … Continue reading Christian Grief on the Verge of Mass Extinction
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the early hours of the morning, a beloved child of God named Rachel Grace Held Evans, died. She was surrounded by her beloveds – her family and friends; those who prayed and sang and wailed and anointed her body as she took her final breaths. Rozella Haydée White and … Continue reading Rachel Held Evans Taught Us to Question Faith & Love Big
I’ve been loving the PreachersNSneakers Instagram ever since the anonymous account started posting side-by-side photos of megachurch pastors and their shockingly expensive footwear. View this post on Instagram @ron.carpenter with those UNC vibez. @virgilabloh out here making sure the whole team eats! A post shared by PreachersNSneakers (@preachersnsneakers) on Apr 3, 2019 at … Continue reading The Church of High End @PreacherNSneakers & Underpaid Overworked Pastors
Nathan Roberts’ review Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible by Debbie Blue is available now. Full disclosure: I was ready to give up on the Bible when I met Debbie Blue. But she taught me to read scripture again. She grew up Evangelical, and like so many of us, … Continue reading Consider the Women in the Bible as Seeds of an Ancient Feminism