How Not to Lead A Discussion on Race

How Not to Lead A Discussion on Race

The 2018 Festival of Faith and Writing happened in Grand Rapids, MI, last week. I had the privilege of organizing a panel titled The Risk of Writing on Race—And Our Moral Obligation to Continue. I hoped that a handful of white folks would show up and that the four of...
How Not to Lead a Panel on Race Issues

How Not to Lead a Panel on Race Issues

The 2018 Festival of Faith and Writing happened in Grand Rapids, MI, last week. I had the privilege of organizing a panel titled The Risk of Writing on Race—And Our Moral Obligation to Continue. I hoped that a handful of white folks would show up and that the four of...
The Strange Goodness of Good Friday

The Strange Goodness of Good Friday

What happened between the crucifixion and the resurrection? Scripture reveals little, telling us only that Christ descended into hell. Whether you read that literally or figuratively, it feels an apt description for those seasons in our life when we feel buried alive....
Resource List for Race and Racial Reconciliation

Resource List for Race and Racial Reconciliation

Racial reconciliation dream team: (L to R) Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Dr. Nicholas Rowe, Sheila Rowe, Liza Cagua-Koo, me, Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond. Fifteen years ago all of us (along with my husband Christopher and REv. Dr. Gloria Hammond) pulled together a conference that we...
In a World Of Enmity, Christ Calls Us to Empathy

In a World Of Enmity, Christ Calls Us to Empathy

As I followed the #MeToo threads on social media last Fall, it didn’t take long to notice that most people were responding in one of two ways: either they voiced support for the women (and the few men) who bravely revealed their wounds or they discounted the stories...