Three pages sounded the alert. The CCMBC and USMB Executive Boards (EBs) sprang into action. Even though the MB Historical Commission (HC) had already reviewed, approved, printed and distributed the first copies of On Holy Ground, the EBs–who are not part of the HC’s normal publishing process–swooped in to save the day. They saved the … Continue reading When They Silenced Her, They Silenced Us All
The irony was not lost on those who responded, “So a woman’s voice was silenced in a book commissioned to feature women’s voices.” I’ve seen this repeated many times over. We are upset that a woman’s voice was censored. We are especially upset that it happened in a space that was supposed to highlight women’s … Continue reading The Patriarchy: Silencing Women Since… (The Beginning of Time)
I am the problem. I am “wholly unholy” and the wages of that sin is death. Believing this message, internalizing this story, was the gate through which I had to pass to gain access to the road to salvation. God, and the eternal life he guarded so fiercely, remained an impassable chasm away if I … Continue reading When Stories Collide, Whose Voice Prevails?
I sat across the table from a leader in my church. We met that evening at my favorite coffee shop to discuss questions I had raised regarding the church’s mission statement. What does “dedicating… to be an inclusive community” mean? My wife and I were trying to figure out how (and if) we belonged in … Continue reading We Are Ready