Beginning the week of September 5, you will find some changes on our blog (in bold below). The most significant is the addition of a new feature devoted to anti-racism work, scheduled to appear on Wednesdays.
The RevGals Anti-Racism Project will begin with a book study, to start this coming Wednesday, September 7th. We are reading Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism (Herald Press, 2016). Drew explores ethics and discipleship at his blog, Taking Jesus Seriously. He is an assistant professor of theology at Messiah College.
As a majority white organization incorporated in the United States, we feel called to confront systemic racism in the U.S. As a global ministry, we feel called to oppose minority oppression and racial injustice in all nations. We hope the book discussion will be a step toward awareness and away from unconscious centering of whiteness. #RevGalsAntiRacismProject
The new schedule takes effect on September 5.
Monday – The Pastoral is Political (our bloggers write about the intersection of faith/ministry and civic/political realms), Monday Prayer
Tuesday – Narrative Lectionary (preaching discussion – weekly posts return September 6), Revised Common Lectionary, Tuesday Prayer
Wednesday – RevGals Anti-Racism Project (inaugural book discussion begins September 7), Wednesday Prayer
Thursday – Meet &Greet (Introductions of new bloggers – 1st), Ask the Matriarch (experienced clergywomen answer your ministry questions – 2nd, 4th), RevGalBookPals (book reviews – 3rd, 5th), Thursday Prayer
Friday – Friday Festival (our Wednesday Festival moves this week!), Friday Prayer
Saturday – 11th Hour Preacher Party (a discussion for preachers), Saturday Prayer
Sunday – Sunday Prayer
The Friday Five, a playful feature of our blog for over ten years, is moving to our Facebook group. Come and play there in the comments, or link to your blog there. Thank you to all the Friday Five hosts over the years, including those who will move with the feature to Facebook.
All of this writing and discussion-facilitating is freely given by the writers to support our readers with useful content and opportunities for community-building. There are 51 volunteers who make our blog possible, some writing weekly prayers, others quarterly posts for Pastoral is Political, some as editors-at-large, and still others ready to fill in on short notice wherever needed. A particular note of thanks is due to Cindi Knox, who maintains the complex calendar of features and bloggers. Thank you, RevGals Blog Team!!!