*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.
It is Inauguration Day. Or, as I have been prone to think of it, the eve of the Women’s March. Like all big movements, we haven’t gotten here smoothly or quietly. In fact, I’d guess that the people I’ll be marching with tomorrow would rather they didn’t feel compelled to be there. After all, if … Continue reading Murmuration: My Hope for the Women’s March
On this Christmas Eve I am thinking about Mary. And I'm silently begging, as I have all Advent long, for the preachers and teachers who will work all this night to get Mary right. Or at least, to not get her wrong. Maybe it's because it's Year A* and we still see little wrong with … Continue reading Remember Mary
I was deep in my notebook at the Festival of Faith & Writing when a boisterous group of women nearby started assembling for a photo. I hadn't paid them much attention, but they seemed to loosely know one another and I noticed their genuine enjoyment of one another's company and enthusiasm for each others' writing. … Continue reading Try it/Write it: Five Minute Friday
If I had to come up with a headline for the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, it would sound something like this: Two thousand writers (introverted, neurotic, or both) assemble in a single place to eat lunch alone, together. And yet, to most of us, this contained the feeling of finally arriving at … Continue reading The Festival of Faith & Writing: A trip log from a first-year
A meditation on Easter vigil: I am sure she just wanted to stay there With her back against the cold stone Fingers pressed into the earth The grounding realness of them the only things keeping her mind from flying away, long away The smooth stone soothing her, keeping her from clawing her eyes out for … Continue reading The small resurrection
Advent 3c Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 3:7-18 We call this time Advent while the rest of the world calls it Christmastime. We do it backwards. We wait while everyone else is Christmas-ing and then we Christmas while everyone else is taking down their trees and putting up candy hearts. We are waiting for the Christ child … Continue reading What Will You Say?