Words for the journey — December 2019

Just a few days ago, a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a Border Patrol facility. He was the sixth migrant minor to die while in U.S. custody after being apprehended at the border without a guardian.  Just a few weeks ago, we began the season of Advent. It is the...

Words for the journey — October 2019

By Hannah McMahan King There once was a little bird that lived in a big forest. The little bird made its home high in the branches of a tall tree at the edge of that forest.  One day the forest caught fire. Panicked, the little bird flew to the sea to get water to put...

The violence of white supremacy

White supremacy is inherently violent. Sometimes that violence comes in words that deny the common humanity we share with all God’s children, and sometimes that violence comes from the point of a gun.President Trump has used his words for violence as he denigrates the...

Words for the Journey – July 2019

no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a sharkyou only run for the borderwhen you see the whole city running as well…you have to understand,that no one puts their children in a boatunless the water is safer than the land “Home” by Warsan Shire In Exodus 2 we...

A word for the journey — March 2019

I was lucky. In my home, I never doubted that if I wanted, I could become a minister. My dad, who was also my pastor growing up, was always encouraging of me and my gifts. He took me to deacons meetings (it wasn’t a punishment, I asked to go) and let me know that if I...

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