The Pastoral Is Political: The Dangerous Theology of Women, Bodies and Pain

Please be aware that the contents of this article may present triggers for many readers. Recently, I read The Week’s article “The female price of male pleasure” by Lili Loofbourow.  The article speaks of the pain many women endure as collateral for men’s gratification.  Loofbourow states “Women are enculturated to be uncomfortable most of the… Read More

Friday Prayer: What Do You Want?

Dear God- I am well aware of how you spoke to Job. I know the words of your Son. i have listened to your prophets and I have listened to those who have pimped the name of the Christ. All that being said, I’m still frustrated. I’m still crying. I’m still fist-shaking, gasping, head-scratching, foot-stomping,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Nothing’s Good

The body count rises. Arms raised, voices sobbing, blood pours. Is there no balm in Gilead?   The wailing magnifies. There are not enough garments to rend. The ditches are full, but there are not enough Samaritans.   Grief is a monsoon, a typhoon, a deluge. There is no memory of an antediluvian time. The praying… Read More