We who believe in Freedom cannot rest

A week ago, I sat listening and praying in Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Capitol Hill, an historic black church. I attended at the invitation of a friend who was part of the arrests in the Capitol on July 13th of this year. She and others were taken to lock-up for praying and singing in… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Peace for Gaza

I would like you to take a few moments to picture the following: Imagine an area of land that is only a mere 360 kilometers, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, and is surrounded by a tall barrier wall that shuts those who live inside the borders out from the… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Seeking writers

We are seeking more clergywomen to write for our weekly feature, The Pastoral is Political. Our current team includes 16 writers who each write 3 to 4 times per year. Writers address a topic of their choosing in which there is some intersection between the life of faith and the civic or political world. RevGalBlogPals is committed to… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Because it’s gonna take more than just prayer…

Last week, while a bunch of our church kids were gathered and playing and laughing and dancing, a couple miles north there was a drive-by shooting. A gunman (or gunmans) shot into a car, hitting all four people inside: two adults in their 20s, and two babies. Babies. A 9-month-old and an 18-month-old are still… Read More

Pastoral is Political: ALL We Have to Live On

Manchester, Portland, Egypt, London, Kabul… Where does it end? We like to blame all Muslims for ISIS or the Taliban when we know that’s not true. We compare them to the KKK, yet today white supremacy doesn’t walk around in a sheet they walk around with secret service agents. I grew up with spurts of Catholicism and… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: What’s Love Got to Do With It

To all those that have served or are currently serving in the United States of American (U.S.A.) armed forces, thank you. Today in the U.S.A. we remember.  We remember, honor, and celebrate great men and women that have sacrificed their lives while serving in our in the country’s armed forces.  As a granddaughter of a… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding

This week I am remembering the home-going of Dr. Vincent Harding, who died on May 19th, 2014 at the age of 82.  Historian, Freedom Movement activist and visionary, teacher, husband, father – Dr. Harding was a beloved mentor to many. And to me. I met him at Iliff School of Theology in 2006, where by… Read More