“The quest for doctrinal purity & the exclusion it necessarily brings about is the very definition of missing the point.” —Carla Jo, 3/27/2014 There’s been a lot of e-ink given over to World Vision USA this week. I’ve had no personal dealings with this organization, though I’ve known of the work other World Vision branches […]
Black women have always comprised anywhere between 65 and 90 percent of membership in black [US] churches — institutions where they are largely excluded from the religious polity… Religion that began in slave communities is the only ancestral tie American-born blacks have to something like a family tree. But black churches, like many of their white […]
Repetition makes ethereal things real. And daily work makes momentum possible.
Just in time for your weekend viewing: links and videos on leadership, space negotiation, and consumerism in contemporary plural societies. 1. Nilofer Merchant, in Time and Gawker columns on board-level diversity at social technology companies: Innovation is a direct result of openness to new ideas. The key is to design for differences of perspective and […]
In Part 1 of this series, I described the Seventh-day Adventist church’s approach to sexuality as a “spell” that dissociates members from themselves, confines them to different-sex relationships or self-suppression, and encourages them to lobby against civil laws for LGBT people in North America and internationally as well.  With a handful of doctrinal premises, a […]
Based on the writings of William Arthur Ward, a 20th Century optimist and inspirational writer: I will do more than belong—I will participate. I will do more than care—I will help. I will do more than believe—I will practice. I will do more than be fair—I will be kind. I will do more than forgive—I […]