Before I left Seattle to move across the country for a Master of Divinity program, I met with about a dozen Christians whose faith and leadership I’ve come to respect over the years. Their insights have been immensely helpful so far, and highlighted a lot of concepts I think academia – especially dominant culture academia … More But … What About the Gospel?
Before starting seminary, I ate lunch with nine Christian leaders whose lives and ministry I deeply respect. We met all around Seattle, up in Bellingham, over cups of locally-roasted coffee, bowls of ramen, glasses of wine, Texas BBQ – and they shared many different perspectives, from a wide variety of areas of expertise. One friend, a recent … More Diverse & Representative Leadership is Crucial for the Church’s Future
Dear God, Thank you for this season of life, and for all the ways you are working to help me live more like you did when you were on earth. Help me to see the ways I am causing or allowing harm in our world’s many broken systems. Save me from asphyxiating on my sense … More A Prayer Against Perceived Innocence and Narcissism
In the time of the prophet Amos, Israel — God’s chosen nation — thought it was doing a pretty good job following God. The Israelites worshipped God in their holy cities, offered sacrifices, and had great worship music. They celebrated all the religious holidays. They were solemn and devout during religious services. So when God … More Amos 5: Convicting an Unjust Society that Thinks it’s Following God Pretty Freaking Well
Just over a month ago, I moved across the country to begin a Master of Divinity program. Going to seminary — studying theology — is something I’ve dreamed about for years, but it was way too expensive. So always felt like a silly, impractical dream. I never gave it much thought. I’m floored to have … More I Started a Master of Divinity Last Month
I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives
I’ve written plenty about C.S. Lewis, whose writings — fiction and nonfiction alike — have challenged, sharpened, and encouraged my faith more than any other Christian author. But I haven’t spent as much time on some of the many other Christian authors whose writing has expanded my view of God and helped me live my … More 10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors