I’ll be wearing my clergy collar after today – a lot. On most days, in fact. For sure there is a small element of “it’s been such a long, hard road, you better believe I’m gonna wear a collar.” But more so, its that being a deacon is embedded in my sense of self and identity. I have always been called to the intersections of church and society, to queer that bifurcation through word, service, compassion, and justice.
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Christian supremacy : The belief that Christian people and Christian ideas are superior to people and ideas from all other religious, spiritual, and/or non-religious backgrounds, and thus Christian people and ideas should dominate society.
She burns that high spot
in your stomach
and you double over clutching
grasping for any sense of reality
This is not yours.
It was through exploring Western culture — in person, through media, getting to know people — that I found more representations of people like me, people who would accept me, people whose experiences I can relate to.
Guest post by Alicia Crosby Yesterday, I led a conversation on white supremacy in Indiana. Well not on white supremacy IN Indiana
One of the most important things I ever did for myself was to give myself permission to find out who I am.
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation is a conversation about, a call to, and a roadmap toward liberation. This
The physical certainty and mortality of our bodies connects us to one another, and is a central part of what constructs a human story. The workings of the brain, and its symbolic representative, the head, are particularly fascinating to me as I have developed a theology of embodiment, and a theology that considers the realities and implications of scientific fact.
How can we develop a consistent spirit of gratitude in our lives, while also fully acknowledging the things which we cannot abide and working to change them? These are just some of the questions that stuck like a turkey bone in the throat of my heart all day on Thursday.
I’m grateful to have grown up in a small factory town in Indiana, where everyone shopped at the same
His beliefs, no matter how much I disagreed, sunk into my already body-shame-filled-mind, and I continued to ignore my attraction to girls.