It's been kind of quiet around this blog recently, folks! You know why? I wrote a book. To be more accurate, I registered for the 2016 Festival of Faith and Writing, blindly pitched into a Submittable portal, was floored to have an editor from Upper Room Books contact me, was even more floored when that blossomed … Continue reading Announcing: This is My Body
*taps mic* Hi. Is this on? Ok. I'm gonna say a thing. It's a theology thing. It's a theology and women's bodies thing. It's both a public and intensely personal thing. Christians believe in the Incarnation - that is, God, in an abundant act of love for humankind, took on a body like ours to … Continue reading It was enough for God.
This week I'm headed to the 2018 Wild Goose Festival! I've wanted to go for the past few years but never had the means to make it work. This year, though, the opportunity arose for me to present a session based on This Is My Body and join my fellow Upper Room authors at the … Continue reading Body Theology Roundup: Wild Goose 2018
I'm thankful today for Evangelicals for Social Action and the chance to raise my voice. Here's an excerpt from the piece: "Some of us have forgotten the story, or perhaps we never heard it. In Exodus 1:15-2:10, Pharaoh ordered that Hebrew boy-children should be slaughtered by the midwives at their birth. Before we go any further, … Continue reading The Mothers at the Border are Named Jocheved
Like all works, This is My Body owes a great debt to a ton of works and writers who have come before. And though this little work is rather thin and approachable (I hope) - it is born from a LOT of reading over about two and a half years. Some of that work made it … Continue reading The Books that Make the Book
TOMORROW this book will be officially "launched!" I don't know why the industry has come up with that. It's not a plane, or a rocket, and this little book is *definitely* not rocket science. But launch it is, and launch puts me in a headspace of wondering where this will land. I can't begin to … Continue reading Before Launch
Doing this festival exactly like 2016 would've been enough. But this was more, is more, will be more. It demands more of me, and calls me to pull more people whose voices were not heard at this Festival into the work and demand they be heard in the future. Thank God nothing ever happens the same way twice.