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Best of 2019

Top Things I'm Glad I Read: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb Love Wins by Rob Bell When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward Miracles and Other Reasonable… Continue reading Best of 2019

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Advent Lament

(CW: discussion of white supremacy) ~~~~~~ Shortly after I started seminary in August 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. For the past 4 years, as I've studied theology and clinical social work in a dual MDiv/MSW program, my formation -- and that of my classmates -- has been inevitably, indelibly marked… Continue reading Advent Lament

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Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary

A few days ago writer D.L. Mayfield wrote in The Washington Post about the power of Mary's Magnificat -- and the all-too-common silencing of Mary, particularly in white evangelical environments. When it comes to the Magnificat, the song proclaimed by Mary while she was pregnant with Jesus, today's public usages of the passage often end… Continue reading Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary