This story is a reimagining of the Moses’ famous Burning Bush experience. Having escaped to a far flung village outside Egypt, Moses reluctantly decides to return to Egypt to help free the enslaved Hebrew people. It’s my hope that this reimagining of the Exodus story reminds us that uprisings against injustice are as old as … Continue reading The Burning Bush & the Hebrew Uprising: Short Story
Many White Allies are asking themselves, how they can help as the revolution our BIPOC brothers and sister have been needing for centuries, rages on. We march, educate ourselves, sign petitions, donate, amplify BIPOC voices, and show our solidarity and resistance in traditional and creative ways. I attended a recent protest in the primarily White … Continue reading My Black Lives Matter Sidewalk And My Fragile Suburban Neighbors
John Ortberg and I have the same PhD from the same institution, and I worked in student ministries at a church like his – but I have been astonished by how he and his church have responded to the scandal surrounding them.
Where are Black Women and girls safe? Who comes to see about us, except for us? Does Jesus weep for Black girls being harassed on bus stops, assaulted in homes, misunderstood in schools, and forgotten in churches? Does God cry when Black women die? Yes. During Jesus’ ministry he came to the home of a … Continue reading God Weeps for Black Women & We Should Too
When I was young, I lived in my head. I read stories and wrote myself into them. I was Fiver’s confidante in Watership Down. I walked with Julie of the Wolves through the frozen tundra. As I became older, my worlds expanded: I was an orphaned empath in Star Trek. I was friends with John … Continue reading Fantasy is My Gateway from Depression to Hope
I come from Liberia, a small West African country where I have never experienced anything about racism. I read about the slave trade, racial injustice and the alienation of black people in America. But when I begin to travel the world, I then came face to face with prejudice and racial profiling. In 2010, I … Continue reading When I Left Liberia, I Felt Western Racism. Now I Call for Justice for George Floyd