Am I Siding with the Vulnerable?

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” —Arundhati Roy I have come to believe that nice Christians are the greatest enemies of faithfulness. I recall a conversation I had at the predominantly white evangelical college I attended. He was an Asian American brother recounting […]

A Blessing for What Is

Fear Not, says every angel and many a prophet. Into our terrain of terror, general or specific, the salvation oracle begins with this imperative. Love, you command. Love your self, your neighbor even your enemy. You leave no escape from the demand, no way out from the risk love requires. And so it is that […]

Advent Matters

Advent has begun. Many of us are already preparing our homes and families to observe this season of the Church calendar. But how could we possibly celebrate Advent if we are paying attention to this world? How do we make merry when our hearts are broken by Paris, by Syria, by Kenya, by Beirut, by Japan, by […]

Approaching the Table of Radical Grace

When I lived in Brussels, we used to celebrate American Thanksgiving every year, although neither my husband nor I are American. But one of my best friends was, and her tiny flat and countertop electric oven were too small for the people she wanted to invite and the turkey she wanted to cook. So we […]

I Will Bring Change. Will You? PLUS: A Giveaway

By Lacey Forward | Twitter: @willbringchange It was a regular night in 2009 when God answered my prayer. I had asked God to speak to me in a dream about something that mattered to Him. So God did. I awoke to a pillow drenched with tears, puffy eyes, and shaking limbs, images continuing to play in my mind’s eye: I found myself atop […]