Holding Division, Unity and Boundaries in the Christian Community

I am pondering how we live in honest disagreement with one another when our tendency is to create echo chambers i.e. “just unfriend/unfollow me if you disagree!” I am partially inspired by my (tiny) Twitter presence and the outrage I see there. I am also partially inspired by a theological disagreement that has reaped both … More Holding Division, Unity and Boundaries in the Christian Community

#EmbodiedMotheringGod

I quickly exited the simple chapel where the congregation was gathered to rush into the restroom. Newly pregnant with my second daughter, morning sickness was striking with a vengeance. I returned in time to sing the final hymn before I approached the stool where I usually preached. I didn’t feel like preaching. I felt like … More #EmbodiedMotheringGod

On #findmarilane and the Martyred Pastor’s Wife

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, Marilane Carter disappeared en route from Kansas City to Birmingham. Almost two weeks later her car was found with a body, her purse, and credit cards inside. The disappearance garnered national attention, particularly in the southeast, including much speculation as to her state of marriage, home, family relations, emotional and … More On #findmarilane and the Martyred Pastor’s Wife

What I’ve Not Been Writing and Have Been Reading Lately

In the past few months, since the COVID shutdown, I haven’t been inspired to write. My anxiety has been heightened as we’ve tried to establish new daily and weekly rituals. Like most children, my daughters have been grieving the abrupt loss of their friends and normal activities leading to a chaotic house as they act … More What I’ve Not Been Writing and Have Been Reading Lately

An Open letter to Al.com, Greg Garrison, Dennis Pillion, and their Editor from “Others in the Crowd”

Written with Elizabeth Tucker {An introduction to this piece: My sister and I pivoted to a rally in a suburb of Birmingham when the Birmingham protest we originally planned to attend was cancelled. When we read the report of the rally, linked here, we found that the report misrepresented what took place and encouraged some … More An Open letter to Al.com, Greg Garrison, Dennis Pillion, and their Editor from “Others in the Crowd”