The doctrine of original (or universal) sin says people are born with a tainted or sinful nature. Meaning there is some propensity for evil within us, or that we are born separated from God due to the sins of the first humans. This conclusion is draw from the creation narratives in Genesis. For centuries we’ve … Continue reading Original Eroticism: God saw that it was good, why don’t we?
Remember the pop-Christian phase of the early 2000’s? Christianity sought, as it always does, to relate to younger populations. This era’s strategy was a turn toward a pop-Christian aesthetic: urban God apparel donned with “Jesus is my homeboy”, hip-hop gospel, Christian fiction marketed to teenage audiences, even performance poetry- all meant to instill in budding … Continue reading From Abstinence to Raising a Man-Boy Husband? Christianity Asks Too Much of Women
As we prepare for the holidays, some of us have a nagging feeling that the conversation might, and maybe should, turn to the current political realities our country is struggling through right now. But if you have a politically divided family this can be very scary. For many families discussions have slowly begun to feel … Continue reading Guide for Political Conversations in a Politically Divided Family: Holiday Edition
There was a lot that happened at the CCDA National Conference – blessed and prophetic messages and workshops, disruption from the outcries of previous staffers who bravely came forward with their stories, and possible hope as things move forward. I have been attending, supporter of, partner with CCDA for the last 12 years. It is … Continue reading Uprooting Injustice at CCDA and Working Towards a Better Future
Now that the election cycle is over-I can breathe a little again. No, not in terms of agitating for change, I am going to continue to do that via my studies, the causes I support, my writing, etc. But I can breathe a little in regards to the blatantly manipulative tactics directed at people of … Continue reading Voting Will End Injustice & Other Lies We Tell People of Color
I don’t really pray the way I used to pray. The “Dear God, I really need…” prayers I was taught to offer up throughout my day. Now I meditate. I sit under big trees and breathe. I laugh with family and friends and feel my heart swell. I lament as I listen to the news. … Continue reading A Desperate Prayer for Election Day…Because Shit is Dire