The Red Couch: Dangerous Territory Discussion

We weren’t supposed to use the “M” word. Speaking, emailing or writing the word “missionary” could endanger us, our organization, or our friends. I worked in China five years with the same organization as Amy Peterson, the author of Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World. Like Amy, I also indulged in a […]

No Other Gods: An Interview With Ana Levy-Lyons

When I first received a copy of No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments, I’ll admit that I put off reading it. Growing up in the church, I thought I knew all about these ten ways. When I did read it, my first thought was regret that I had waited so long! (In reality, […]

The Red Couch: Dangerous Territory Introduction

The appalled look on their faces told me this idea was unwelcome. To my non-Christian friends, the mere mention of “missionaries” conjured images of vulnerable people cajoled into forsaking their own cultural traditions, hungry citizens of developing nations promised food in exchange for a proclamation of faith in Jesus and a denunciation of other gods, […]

The Red Couch: Mujerista Theology Discussion

Our house is alive with the frenetic energy of the five o’clock rush. My eldest daughter calls out from the lounge, questioning me about the surname of a worship musician and songwriter who she really likes. My attention is scattered at best. Her voice, vying for my attention, cuts through the clatter of kitchen noise: […]

I Am Mujerista

The main task of theology is liberation. Our gospel is a liberating gospel that frees us from the cosmic power of sin that takes on different shapes and forms in the world. One of these powers is the domination and subjugation of people, one over another, as part of the curse in the garden. Racism […]