Women of the ELCA Blog
Love has been sentimentalized. Too often, it is stripped of its suffering and its passion—all that appears to have remained is the heart shape.
But suffering and love go hand in hand – especially in the Bible. The sacrifices of Leviticus outline a bloody method for appeasing an angry and holy God. The life forceRead More »
I am naive enough to still be shocked when I hear that some still think having an inaccessible business, church or campus is okay in today’s world.
I believe that it is every entity’s responsibility to be accessible to people living with disabilities. I also believe that these matters are not only the concern of peopleRead More »
Every year on Columbus Day I cringe. I am grateful the churchwide ELCA does not honor it as a holiday, but I continue to be frustrated that anyone does. Celebrating Columbus reinforces myth where there was bloody, brutal violence. Celebrating Christopher Columbus supports lies and encourages people of good will to remain ignorant of theRead More »
We are all members of the same race: the human race. Biological differences in races do not exist. (I strongly recommend the PBS three-part series, “Race: The Power of an Illusion” for further explanation.)
People of color mostly dislike the phrase non-Whites. It speaks to what we are not as opposed toRead More »
Does our free will give us the capacity to choose our responses to life? Or, are we forever to be caught in a cycle of habit and reaction to what life brings?
Guilt is the feeling we have when we have made aRead More »
Racism is not easily eradicated. But, there has been progress! Not the kind of progress we might think of when we talk about racial progress—pointing outRead More »
Every Christmas Eve at my house, four generations gather in a circle, hold hands and sing Happy Birthday to The King of Kings and The Prince of Peace. Then we each name what we will give Jesus the following year.
We know the preciousRead More »