A few weeks back, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordained three women, despite the SBC’s official position against women’s ordination. Predictably so, the Internet exploded. It seemed like half the church was celebrating this momentous occasion while the other half was up in arms. The topic of women’s ordination has been a defining debate in the … Continue reading What we’re missing in the female ordination debate is Jesus.
“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping...” - Matthew 26:40 I’ve heard a lot of people use the phrase “every step an arrival.” As I watched the Derek Chauvin trial yesterday, and ultimately saw the verdict rendered, this phrase popped into my mind. But to my white brothers and sisters in particular, … Continue reading A step, not an arrival.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. For as long as I could remember, I would wake up to the smell of breakfast casserole and the sound of the Easter Song by Keith Green blaring through the house. To this day, I still play the song every Easter for nostalgia’s sake and because I absolutely … Continue reading Easter weekend reflections
Rest is good. My last photo on Instagram is captioned as such. My husband and I had escaped to the beach for a few days (with our dog of course) after a relentlessly busy work season and were committed to just slowing down. But even after I posted a picture of us on a windy … Continue reading Rest is good.
A brief response to the Atlanta shootings. The night of the Atlanta shootings, I had a nightmare I was involved in a mass shooting. I was huddled under a chair, hearing shots ring out around me, when I woke up in a panicky but grateful sweat. It took a long time before my husband was … Continue reading Jesus wept.
Christian Nationalism misrepresents Christ and Christianity. I had a moment of reckoning with my road rage when my church handed out bumper stickers with their name and logo on them this past fall. As silly as it may seem, having that bumper sticker on my car is a weird reminder that I’m no longer just … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 2
Confession: I love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In my opinion, there’s no better way to end a stressful Monday than by texting my sister, mom and girlfriends as we dissect every ounce of drama that goes down all in the name of finding love. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, the drama … Continue reading What The Bachelor Taught Me About Cancel Culture
Understanding Christian Nationalism Slowly over the last several years and heightened in the last several weeks, we’ve seen the phrase “Christian Nationalism” crop up. While undertones of Christian nationalism have always been in existence, it seems like it’s been percolating more than usual in recent history and then exploded in the wake of Joe Biden’s … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 1
Believe it or not, this is not a political post though it may be controversial. No matter what side of the aisle you fall on, I think we can all agree this was a historic week with Kamala Harris becoming the first Black, first South Asian and first female vice president in this nation’s history. … Continue reading A woman’s place is in the White House – and in the Church.
For many people, this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday might be hitting harder than usual. While injustices towards our black brothers and sisters have been going on literally for centuries, it definitely felt like 2020 was the impetus for a renewal in the prioritization of racial reconciliation and justice. We began to see people come … Continue reading This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, do more than post a quote