Sacred Practices Revisited: Mindfulness Meditation

This Lent, I'm being intentional about spending more time in sacred practices and less time writing. So, I thought it would be a good opportunity to revisit some old content about sacred practices. The post below was originally posted in June 2018. After a few weeks of sacred practices that wedged their way into my … Continue reading Sacred Practices Revisited: Mindfulness Meditation

Into the Depths: A Reflection for Ash Wednesday, 2021

Today, Ash Wednesday 2021, marks a strange anniversary for me. For it was one (liturgical) year ago that I first wrote here about 2020 shaping up to be a brutal year. And so to me at least, it genuinely feels like a marker of one year of this collective experience of struggle. As I reflected … Continue reading Into the Depths: A Reflection for Ash Wednesday, 2021

“The Form of a Slave”: The Unflinching Eye of Rev. Dr. Wilda C Gafney

This past June, my first wave of posts celebrating Black theological voices used Diana L. Hayes to introduce readers to Womanist theology. We saw then how Womanist theology centers the experiences of women of colour in its reading of Scripture and its understanding of God, and is therefore inherently intersectional and generous. But, of course, … Continue reading “The Form of a Slave”: The Unflinching Eye of Rev. Dr. Wilda C Gafney

The Dream of God: The sanctified imagination of Verna J. Dozier

The second of the three Black theologians I'd like to hear and celebrate this Black History Month is Verna J. Dozier. Dozier (1917-2006) was an educator by training and vocation. She taught high school for thirty years while leading Bible Studies for her parish in her spare time, and later taught courses in Bible at … Continue reading The Dream of God: The sanctified imagination of Verna J. Dozier

The Life Worth Living: The Prophetic Spirituality of Howard Thurman

One of my favorite projects last year was the week in which I posted daily posts celebrating, in my small way from my small platform, the voices of African American theologians. I don't mean this in a self-congratulatory way; but I genuinely loved getting out of the way to give space for these largely under-appreciated, … Continue reading The Life Worth Living: The Prophetic Spirituality of Howard Thurman