The Collapse of Eden

I will not cry out to God today who is otherwise occupied in the corner nursing his shame. God knows he has failed and I will not assuage his guilt with prayers, although we might eavesdrop on the Holy One muttering to his triune self: “We didn’t...

Pray Hard, White America

White God, Right God, How are you holding up? So many people are giving you a hard time these days, saying that you don’t embody enough diversity that you’re too removed from the streets. They don’t know how hard you work to keep your name palatable...

The Luxury of Talking about Race

Two weeks ago, I led a conversation on race and faith, inviting participants to reflect on their experiences of race & ethnicity as well as on the ways that their church upbringings had (or hadn’t) equipped them to respond to racism. “Jesus loves the...

Lent 16 (How Long?)

Cry Wisdom! Roar History! Shout Testimony! Call out Foolishness! Name Division! Unveil Ignorance and Fear! Decry Apathy! Shame Violence! Do not keep silent Death! Give heed Life! Rage Time! How long? How long? #Selma50 on Proverbs...

Lent 7 (Counting)

Cry, sister, cry through the long nights when the moon alone is a willing friend who will name the hard truth that God has left us alone to count the stars to count the days to count the lives 317 days too many every hashtag 1 too many 300 billion stars too many...

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