RevGalBookPals: The Journey of York

I live in Montana and here, as in some other parts of the United States, the story of Lewis and Clark is part of the local ethos. The truth and the fiction of the Corps of Discovery is in the soil here. When Philemon was recently in the lectionary, I thought about York. York was enslaved… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Far More Terrible for Women

Reading is an exponential activity. In a linear activity, when you finish A, you can proceed directly to B and then to C. In an exponential activity, completion of A leads to a directional dilemma between A 2.0, A2, or B. Reading spreads out in all directions and it only occasionally loops back on itself… Read More

Monday Extra: Great Thanksgiving for Black History Month

God of hope and grief, God of power and strength, God of the widow and the orphan, God of the imprisoned and impoverished, God of the poor in spirit, the merciful, the mourning… God who sees the proud and arrogant, God who does not forget those who turn away from the one in need, God… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Wade in the Water

My daughter’s teacher has been doing a fantastic job teaching her students about some important figures in Black American history this month. One day my child came home from school and told me all about how Harriet Tubman had helped slaves escape to freedom in the northern United States. I was pretty impressed by what she knew.… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Dry Bones

“Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” -Ezekiel 37:5 For Black History Month I’ve been collecting stories of some young African-American leaders in my denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). It’s work that I feel is very necessary, being that we are in a denomination… Read More