On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you

Today churches all over the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s theses and the Protestant Reformation with music, sermons, tree plantings, workshops, and more. Like most folks raised in the Christian tradition, I’m no stranger to Luther. My husband was raised in a Lutheran tradition, with numerous Lutheran clergy relatives. When I … Continue reading On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you

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Whitewashed Tombs

I’ve been start-stopping this post for two weeks now, since the Eric Garner decision was announced.  I am utterly unqualified to write it, and my voice in all of this absolutely does not matter.  I don’t say that out of false modesty, but out of respect for those who are and should be driving this … Continue reading Whitewashed Tombs

O Christmas Tree: Thoughts on Eric Garner, Cancer, and Christmas

My friend Caolan blogged about marching for Eric Garner with our toddlers, and did so in a way that I could not.  I’ve felt verbally paralyzed this last week, and perhaps that is good, so that I may better listen and amplify voices of lived experience. In any case, I’m glad Caolan was able to … Continue reading O Christmas Tree: Thoughts on Eric Garner, Cancer, and Christmas