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...
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...
Devoted Dreamers Podcast

Devoted Dreamers Podcast

What does it look like to follow your God-given dreams in a world that tends to crush us? What does it mean to live like Jesus instead of just talking about it? How do those of us who are white respond to the deep pain of our brothers and sisters of color? Are we...
Systemic Racism Is Real: Here’s What You Can Do about It

Systemic Racism Is Real: Here’s What You Can Do about It

Years ago, my husband and I spent many hours with close friends planning a racial reconciliation conference. My husband and I are white. Our friends are black. Throughout the process, we experienced a few fleeting moments of turbulence but overall, the conversations...