“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

A Tale of Two Brothers

The reading today from Genesis recounts what is for my money one of the most powerful stories in all of Western religion: Joseph's reconciliation with his brothers. While I have never done a deep-dive on this passage here, I have commented before on Joseph's remarkable, gracious reframing of his brothers' betrayal in terms of God's … Continue reading A Tale of Two Brothers

Entertaining Angels (An Integral Reading of Genesis 18.1-15)

In the most recent post in this series on Knowing God, I talked about the strange stories in the Scriptures about what it's like for humans to meet God, and how these stories all resort to playful, or even nonsensical, use of language to get across just how much of a jumbled and contradictory paradox … Continue reading Entertaining Angels (An Integral Reading of Genesis 18.1-15)