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 [...]
One of my favorite Bible verses is 1st Corinthians 13:13 (chapter and verse): "Faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love." Back when my religious beliefs were far more rigid, I mostly applied these concepts in a religious sense. As I've been graced to live, I have realized that those words [...]
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.