Foreign Thing is the name given to Hagar when she enters the Hebrew Scriptures in Genesis 16. By then, she was already an enslaved person in Abram’s household. It’s very likely that Hagar came to live with Abram and Sarai during their sojourn in Egypt. Depending on which translation of the Bible you are reading, … Continue reading God Saw a Sexually Exploited Foreigner Named Hagar
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
Abortion is healthcare! Yet in 2019 alone, Utah, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri have passed the most restrictive abortion laws in history with Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas in the queue. And it’s only May. White conservative evangelical christian men in red state legislatures are proposing and passing these unconstitutional abortion bills on … Continue reading The Pro-Life Movement was Born from Racism
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
What has remained consistent in these 5 years, is that one after another, videos and accounts of aggegious violence against Black people have surfaced. What is more, they have been continually met by White people at large, and Christians specifically with a “you cannot lump all officers into one category.” And while this is true … Continue reading Why So Many White Christians Refuse to Believe In Police Brutality