Editorial

You Made Us Look Foolish 1920 1276 Laura Jean Truman

You Made Us Look Foolish

They used to tell me to “guard my heart” when I was growing up. Protect it. Don’t give it to anyone who will hurt it, or not treat it carefully…

The Formation Of Whiteness 2229 1672 Caris Adel

The Formation Of Whiteness

Looking back, it was the little things that shaped me. The memories that stare me in the face, asking ‘Why do you still think of me? What can I possibly…

The Privilege Of Sharing From My Privilege 1920 1280 Stephanie Thompson

The Privilege Of Sharing From My Privilege

His voice caught my ear as I made my way to the door. Our random stop to McDonalds on our annual Christmas trip to downtown Chicago suddenly took a different…

The Hard Work Of Being Neighbors 1920 1280 Stephanie Thompson

The Hard Work Of Being Neighbors

The day after the last Presidential election, I woke up to a raw reality. A tidal wave of voices-loud, vulnerable, celebratory, discouraged, respectful, disrespectful, urban, rural, old, young, male, female…

We Need Bold And Angry Christians 1920 1280 Caris Adel

We Need Bold And Angry Christians

They want us to be quiet. Peaceful. Gentle. They want us to be Ruth in all things. Where you go, I will go, and your god will be my god,…

I Love You, But… 1920 1285 Kevin Garcia

I Love You, But…

Ilove you, but…” I heard that phrase over and over again when I first came out. From family members, from people who I once counted as my chosen family, from…

Marvel’s Civil War, Eugene Peterson, and Unity 1920 1200 Chris Fann

Marvel’s Civil War, Eugene Peterson, and Unity

“YEEESSSS!” This guttural shout comes from my eight-year-old as he watches his favorite superhero, the Hulk, take on Loki in The Avengers. Over the past several months, my two young…

White Supremacy Is My Original Sin 1915 1358 Lyndsey Medford

White Supremacy Is My Original Sin

I, too, once loved those statues, not so long ago. I thought they stood for resilience and pride, for the other side of every story, for a nation grappling with…

Five Types Of Christians God Won’t Use 150 150 Beckie Lindsey

Five Types Of Christians God Won’t Use

It’s been over twenty years since I prayed this prayer: “Lord, take all of my life and use me however you choose.” Then I gulped, closed my eyes tightly and held my…