The Pastoral is Political: #SayHerName

Sunday morning my congregation read the text from Luke 2 about the naming of Jesus at his circumcision. A name given to Christ before conception. The “Name above all names” as Paul reminds us in Philippians 2. Our Savior’s name, one we say in moments of worship (or swearing), giving it high honor (or dishonor).… Read More

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