Thanksgiving in a Pandemic

Thanksgiving celebrations this year may be challenging in the midst of a pandemic and widespread injustice and division in our country. We may find it more difficult this year to feel grateful, or we may feel more gratitude than ever for the gift of life. For everyone’s safety, our family thanksgiving celebrations and thanksgiving worship […]

Less Than Virtuous—More Than Capable: Affirmations for Everyday Women, by Rev. Dr. Kanisha L. Adkins

Because so many women in the Bible are unnamed and even those who are named are often ignored by interpreters or portrayed as negative, I welcome Rev. Dr. Kanisha L. Adkins’ inspiring, informative book Less Than Virtuous—More Than Capable: Affirmations for Everyday Women. The title of the book refers to the unnamed woman in Proverbs […]

Silent Not Me: Reimagining the Text That Keeps Women Out of the Pulpit, by Rev. Sherri L. Brown Jackson

Because biblical misinterpretations have far too long caused great harm to women and entire church communities, I’m deeply grateful to Rev. Sherri L. Brown Jackson for her new book Silent Not Me: Reimagining the Text That Keeps Woman Out of the Pulpit. I resonate with what she writes about the trauma women suffer from biblical […]

Loves . . . Regardless: Forty Devotions Inspired by Womanist Creative Thought and Theology, by Rev. Donna Owusu-Ansah

In the midst of a pandemic, racial injustice, and political strife, Loves . . . Regardless, by Rev. Donna Owusu-Ansah, comes as a breath of fresh air with restoring power. This is a womanist devotional book written specifically for Black women, but, as a white woman, I also found sustenance in Rev. Donna’s inspiring devotions. […]

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