It is Lenten season. To my knowledge this is the first time I have been intentional in this season. I have some friends that are holding me accountable. I have enrolled in an online bible study course with Trinity United Church of Christ. I have been praying for some specific things during this time. One [...]
Check out #CiteASista Co-Founder Joan on Breaking Up White Jesus via #UnfitChristian
In her post, Dr. Collier writes: GOD DOESN’T NEED US TO BE GATEKEEPERS I’m frustrated (and disappointed) by the homophobia, anti-Blackness, white supremacy, sexism, patriarchy, wreckless masculinity, classism, and shaming guised as God’s word and work. My righteous indignation burns for churches and Christians who proclaim a savior that liberates the imprisoned, but who turn [...]
Do You Thank God for Your Friends?
Do you thank God for your friends? I mean really, take time to thank God for your chosen family? A better question may be: Do you consider your friends to be chosen family? I do. And if you have even a handful of good, quality people in your life who aren't related to you by blood, you [...]
Welcome to Religion and Spirituality
I come from a long line of Black Christian women whose faith got them through and embolden them to be courageous in the face of systemic oppression and personal challenges. I’m aware of the ways that Christianity has been (and continues to be) weaponized against people with varying faith and thought traditions, races, genders, and sexualities. Because of those histories and contexts, I share my faith within the context of it being mine alone and not the way others, even within Christian traditions, experience faith, spirituality, and meaning making.