Category Archives: She Lives!

Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, “The Contemplative Pastor”

At the opening worship service at the Nevertheless She Preached Conference in Waco, Texas, Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell brought the words I needed to hear. The night before I had trouble sleeping. I lay awake feeling overwhelmed by all the suffering of women and others, wondering what I could do that would make any difference. Also, […]

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Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, “When Gomer Looks More Like God”

At the Nevertheless She Preached Conference, Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney nourished my mind and spirit with her life-giving, female-affirming sermon on the book of Hosea. Sermons I have heard on this biblical book have focused on the unfaithfulness of Israel, imaged as Gomer, the “adulterous” wife of Hosea. In these interpretations of the relationship between […]

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Inclusive Songs for Resistance & Social Action

  These days there are so many things needing resistance: separation of immigrant children and parents, discrimination and violence against women, discrimination and violence against people of color, discrimination and violence against LGBTQ persons, uncontrolled gun violence resulting in tens of thousands of deaths of children and adults each year, voting rights suppression, pay inequality […]

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Antecedentes, Análisis, y Acción: Standing with Immigrants in Trump’s America—Nicole Cortés and Sara John

In the midst of these chaotic and troubled times, when every day so many needs vie for our attention, immigrant children may be lost. More than four months after the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents and more than two months after the reversal of this tragic policy, hundreds of children still remain […]

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A Gracious Heresy: The Queer Calling of an Unlikely Prophet, by Rev. Connie L. Tuttle:

Rev. Connie L. Tuttle’s prophetic ministry first came to my attention when I interviewed Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman for Changing Church: Stories of Liberating Ministers. Monica spoke highly of Connie as one of her mentors in ministry and talked about how much she loves Circle of Grace Community, a feminist church in Atlanta that […]

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