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A Litany for Black Children Who Became Collateral Damage
A Litany for Black Children Who Became Collateral Damage

In light of the recent shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Korryn Gaines, the beating death of Joyce Quaweay, and the discovery of Skye Mockabee’s body in a parking

Standing in the Shadow of Death
Standing in the Shadow of Death

I’m writing this blog because I am worried about us. These are troubling times. Quite frankly, I have struggled to even find adequate words to say given the massive loss

Church Picnic Theology and Feminist God-talk
Church Picnic Theology and Feminist God-talk

It’s church picnic season! The annual church picnic is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, to spend time outside the church walls, and to get our fill of Miss Mary’s white

“Love The Sinner, Hate the Sin:” Lies We Tell
“Love The Sinner, Hate the Sin:” Lies We Tell

As the details continue to come to light in the horrific assault of an armed man upon a nightclub called “Pulse,” we are once again embroiled in shock, disbelief, anger,

Is Your Church Talking About Rape Culture?
Is Your Church Talking About Rape Culture?

It has always troubled me, and should trouble all of us who identify as Christian, that one of the ugliest horrors women faced in the world of the biblical text

Christian Marriage and Reality Shows
Christian Marriage and Reality Shows

I was single for a lot longer than I’ve been married, so I have firsthand knowledge about the level of indifference some churches can exhibit when it comes to honoring

What Hagar and Ernestine from “Underground” Have in Common
What Hagar and Ernestine from “Underground” Have in Common

I have been thinking a lot about Hagar (Genesis 16: 1-15; 21:1-21) lately. Just a quick review of the traditional Sunday School corpus identifies Hagar has the woman who bore

The Lemonade Syllabus is Here!
The Lemonade Syllabus is Here!

Candice Marie Benbow is the living embodiment of “Formation Feminism.” She is down for Black women in all of her gifts and callings as a minister, scholar and educator. I

What The Church Can Do With #Lemonade
What The Church Can Do With #Lemonade

A few quick thoughts about “Lemonade.” The sheer volume of chatter and think pieces about Beyoncé’s recently released visual album speaks to the paucity of spaces Black women can collectively

The Spirituality of Prince

My world shifted a bit today. I say this not because Prince was my entire world, but because of the impact he has had on me personally. Those who know