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  • Voices: Can We Hear? by Paul Hood-Patterson

    ​As 2015 begins, the issue of race permeates our national dialogue—Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin. So many stories, so many lives lost. These are not isolated incidents, but rather evidence of a much larger problem. More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness: The Queerness of Disability by Jeff Hood

    The room held little light. Everyone sat in a circle waiting on something to be revealed. There were expectant thoughts buzzing inside the crania of the gathered. Squeaking along in his motorized wheelchair, Rev. Justin Hancock rolled into the center of ou More Info

  • Act Out Justice Christmastide Reflection

    It is the First Sunday of Christmastide — and in my church, this means we finally get to sing actual Christmas (as opposed to Advent) carols! Our organist-choirmaster is a liturgical stickler, so I’ve spent all of Advent wondering how many different hymn t More Info

  • Pastoral Perspectives: Zuzu’s Petals, by James Lamkin

    Twenty years ago, John Baskin of Ravensworth Baptist Church said to me, “Zuzu’s Petals would make a great sermon title.” He then added, “The reason is: it deals with the question, ‘How do you know you are alive?’” More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness: The Taliban and the Self by Jeff Hood

    Shots rang out. Blood was everywhere. Bodies hit the floor. Children screamed. The images and descriptions of the scene at a school in Pakistan are more than horrific. Over 130 children are dead More Info

  • Voices: Seeing, by Elizabeth Evans Hagan

    I was in Tanzania when the Ferguson grand jury decision came out, when the space of twitter filled with #blacklivesmatter. More Info