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
My friends in Baltimore never talked about racial reconciliation. They only talked about white supremacy and the way the Church was complicit in maintaining the status quo of systemic racism.
“Jesus was not white,” my New Testament professor said emphatically. On the screen beside him appeared a picture of a dark-skinned man with a beard. He reminded me of any one of a dozen adult male relatives I have. I had honestly never thought about the fact that Jesus, as a Jewish man from the … Continue reading The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe & Serving a Brown-Skinned God
I started looking side-eye at my neighbors, people who were good Christians. They gave generously; served sacrificially; talked enthusiastically about God’s love, and embraced white supremacy emphatically.
Recently I met a married woman who wants to write a book about Christian singleness. And as a single woman I smiled and said, “You might find this shocking but nothing could make me happier!” No. No, I didn’t. Actually, the thought made me throw up in my mouth a little. But her comment did … Continue reading Tips for Christian Parenting – from a Single, Childless Woman with a Cat & Plants
When I first moved to Baltimore, I worked briefly as a human resources recruiter for a pair of entrepreneurial Russian immigrants who provided labor for different service industries in the city. On my third day of work, one of the owners of the company and his Latina hiring manager told me not to hire black … Continue reading 5 Ways Latinxs Can Support Black Lives