As I have gotten older and had my eyes opened to racism, white supremacy, and inequality, lament as described in the Bible makes a whole lot more sense.
Queerness is not a matter of conviction, interpretation, repentance, or faithfulness, but of the truest and most inalienable reality of our lives.
One woman explores and acknowledges racism and white privilege.
I learned early on to keep my head down, to not make eye contact, to try to get into and out of the restroom as quickly as possible.
Tell me how I should
be treated with respect, unless
a Supreme Court Justice is on the table.
"When the leader of a church can’t fathom why someone who believes differently might want to fellowship with Christians who hold opposing views, you have cut yourself off from a portion of the Body."
I can’t help but feel the heat licking at my heels each time I read the news or open Facebook or Twitter. “What’s on fire today?” I wonder.
What we are called to do is to follow the example of Jesus, who welcomed and loved every single hair on every human being, who prayed and ate with the absolute least of all, who transgressed boundaries that seemed impermeable, who turned over tables in the temples and turned over the very pillars of our existence.