When guilt, shame, and blame transform to curiosity, grief, and humility, a door to liberation flies open. For the past year and a half, the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seattle has been on an intentional journey of humble learning and intentional AntiRacism training. This is not the beginning of their work. In many […]
Originally published at Pastor Jennifer Preaching I Hope You’re Somewhere, Praying A Meditation on Kesha’s “Praying” Music Video “Why did I not die at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? Why were there knees to receive me, or breasts for me to suck? Now I would be lying down and quiet; I would be […]
“In this room, also men were executed if they were deemed no longer useful to the Nazi. The methods of execution were varied. Sometimes a bullet was used, but our guide informed us that his captors had said many times that a bullet was too expensive a price to pay for the death of a […]
Guest post from LSTP seminarian Lindsey Beukelman for Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which falls this year on the same week as Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday in our liturigcal calendar. This is a very important time in the church year. Many church have just listened to the disciples staring in wonder at a dazzling Jesus, […]
Get a taste of what happened at #decolonize16, our inaugural revival gathering!
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Frederick Douglass Greetings Church. It’s been a little bit and so much has happened. First #decolonize16 has happened. For all those who attended, watched online, supported in spirit, or donated, thank you. You have my heartfelt gratitude. Often I have felt the […]
Yo, homes, lemme holla atcha for a minute.I gotta tell you a secret.Shh, com’ere. your brother’s blood is calling out to you from the ground, but you can’t hear it, because your ears are attached to your eyes, and well,You “don’t see color.”You don’t see color.You don’t see me in all my caramel macciato with […]
I’ll tell you what, there’s nothing quite like the opportunity to preach. At the seminary from which you graduated. On a vague parable. About 24 hours in advance. I think this right here could either be attributed to outright insanity or the Holy Spirit. As we’re a people of faith, let’s go with the […]