Category Archives: Social & Political Issues

Faith-based resources to support immigrants under the Trump administration

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me … Continue reading

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When white evangelicals gained the world but lost their soul

I am not surprised that Trump won. I am disgusted, saddened, and angry, but not surprised for I have lived amongst the Trump supporters as an interracial family. They threw eggs at my house, tried to run my husband off … Continue reading

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To the white church who did not pray for the black man on Sunday

I know that your heart is good. I see it nearly every week in your pastors and services, in the softness of your hearts toward God, in your love for each other and for your children. I see it when … Continue reading

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White women and the problem of race

I wrote a follow-up article to Abby Norman’s brilliant piece on Picking up the Trash of White Supremacy for SheLoves magazine this week. Let’s do better work on these issues, ladies. While many of us have experienced this reality living as … Continue reading

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A lament for the LGBT & Muslim communities in the aftermath of Orlando

The headlines jolted us awake early this morning. Twenty dead. Then at least fifty; the deadliest mass shooting in the US to date. My heart sank as I realized that the LGBT & Muslim communities would feel the strongest impact of the headlines. … Continue reading

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Christian art you won’t find in a Christian bookstore

In a commodity culture we have been conditioned to believe that nothing has intrinsic value. – Skye Jethani, The Divine Commodity I am not an artist, but I do love beautiful images. I am a Christian, but I do not especially love the bible-verse and/or cross-laden art … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mom. Potato chips are no longer the downfall of society. Donald Trump is.

In the way that most health-conscious mothers do, my mom once off-handedly declared potato chips ‘the downfall of society’. Now a health conscious mother myself, I have great empathy toward her desperate but hyperbolic attempt to convince our youthful metabolisms to … Continue reading

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