“Mass incarceration will be halted only by a moral awakening.” (Gilliard, Page 9) Dominique Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, reframes and reimagines the movement to end mass incarceration in ways that are practical, challenging, and encouragingly accessible. Gilliard skillfully weaves together sociology, theology, and personal stories to awaken our minds, … Continue reading Review: Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique Gilliard Brings Theological Awakening to Mass Incarceration
As a Christian therapist in Silicon Valley I work with many clients seeking a safe space to deconstruct their faith, though most people don’t anticipate they’re entering faith deconstruction until after they are already in the midst of it. Usually it starts when they smell something funky in the air – maybe something harmful happened … Continue reading A Therapist’s Guide for When You Feel Like You’re Losing Your Faith
In the aftermath of the August 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, my town held a vigil. We stood with candles in front of town hall, and pledged that we would not be silent in the face of neo-Nazi rhetoric. It was a beautiful and heartening night. As we were leaving, a young girl, … Continue reading It’s Worth Ruining Dinner to Disrupt Racism
Jesus spoke in Parables…but GIFs are pretty good too. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” “Turn the other cheek.” “Pray in the quiet, with an honest heart.” Not Today GIF from Not GIFs “Love your enemies.” “Blessed are the poor.” Hide The Money Yall Theres Poor People Around GIF from Hidethemoneyyalltherespoorpeoplearound GIFs “Woe … Continue reading Things Jesus Says That We Don’t Believe (In GIFs)
God. Please bring a Black queer Christian space into existence. We need a miracle. Cause we deserve better and power will not bend. Lord, center us where we have been pushed to the margins. Revive the souls of Black Queer folks who are convinced you have forgotten us. Lord, do something. Open a door. A … Continue reading We Need a Miracle…7 Prayers for Black Queer Christians
growing up as a gay girl in the church is a strange thing.
because church is so asexual
and hetero at the same time —
it becomes homoerotic.