The Pastoral is Political: #ifIdieinpolicecustody

In 1993, I attended the Re-imagining Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This conference  ignited controversy on so many levels.  Some women pastors returned from the conference to find they had been terminated from their positions. Some theologians and denominations even denounced the entire conference as heretical. I was a seminarian at the time.  I was glad… Read More

RevGalBookPals: The Beautiful Struggle

After three pages into Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir The Beautiful Struggle, I thought, “I can’t read this.” It is not because I couldn’t understand the book. It is because I immediately had a sense of cultural trespassing. This book- about growing up on the West Side of Baltimore in the eighties, about Black Consciousness, about the limits… Read More