Jesus’s complicated identity shows us a path toward queer welcome. Queering welcome is an invitation to call into question what identity is—how we use it to limit and restrict, welcome and reject people. It destabilizes and refashions identities not as strict categories but as multiplicities and subjectivities. It unmakes and remakes psyches. It has impacts on the subconscious and consciousness. It undermines the larger systems and inserts itself into the struggle within ordinary, everyday conflicts.
A few weeks ago my church hosted a table at a community festival for LGBTQ people in our city. As is the case at many gatherings like these, the event was interrupted by protesters holding grotesque anti-gay signs and shouting epitaphs of judgment through a scratchy sound system. Like us, they purported to be Christians. … Continue reading Wresting with Holy Anger After Our LBGTQ Festival was Interrupted by Anti-Gay Protesters
We need to preach and believe in a God whose love is manifest not through a bloody death but through the explicit condemnation of abuse and who actively works to journey with and heal those who have been abused by loved ones, strangers, and/or societal institutions.
It’s easy for me to resent my Jewish background sometimes. It’s the biggest reason I still feel like an outsider around Christians.
As a Black woman working in white spaces, my perception of racial dynamics has been questioned, minimized, or denied altogether. Over time, the experience of not being believed, especially by people I thought were my friends, wore away my sense of self. As I entered the professional world and sensed this happening to me, it … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Black Girl
The Salt Collective writers have been profoundly shaped by the theology and life of Dr. James Cone. So we wanted to honor his life and mourn his passing by writing how much he meant to us. For most of my time in the Evangelical world, my passion for justice was, at best, politely tolerated by … Continue reading For All the Ways James Cone Changed Our Faith…We are Grateful