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Jesus is a Hafu

I am a hafu (“haw-foo”). It’s a colloquial term used in Japan (it’s how they pronounce “half”) for someone who is mixed race with one parent being Japanese and the other from anywhere else in the world. My mother is Japanese and my father was Scotch-Irish American.  Ten years after WWII ended, my father accepted a job with the civil service working for the U.S. government, … [Read More]

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WEBINAR: Owning My Gay Christian Story with Stacey Chomiak

https://youtu.be/j3FSc0iDQes For 13 years, Stacey Chomiak, fought against her body, her heart and her innate desires. She didn't believe she could be good, … [Read More]

LGBTQ2S+ Resources for People of Faith

SheLoves is proud to stand with our LGBTQ2S+ community. We hope these resources offer light along our paths of Love. This list was curated by Stacey Chomiak, … [Read More]

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Tis’ the Season: Cultural Identity & Justice During the Holidays

What does it mean to celebrate the birth of Jesus in ways that are authentic and meaningful to who you are as a cultural being? How can you celebrate Christmas in … [Read More]

What Is Christmas?

Since her loss of power Since the first birth pains Since the glory left human bodies naked Since the birth of gender wars Brother against brother Since the … [Read More]

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The Red Couch: Practice Listening; Practice Being Wrong

A Note from Red Couch Book Club Editor Annie Rim: The way we're engaging with books here at the Red Couch has changed this year––you can read more about these changes over here at What's Next for the Red Couch? Instead of an introduction and discussion post, … [Read More]

A Harvest Tale

By Sarah Quint | @quint_sarah When Nana gardened in her small city yard, Mama was required to wear a great big hat to keep the sun off of her face and shoulders. Nana didn’t want Mama to get too dark. That giant sun hat became her shield against UV rays and … [Read More]

Imagination Is Our Medium For Resistance

"As artists, imagination is our medium... When we create, we’re coming home to ourselves because it's part of who we are." Editor's note: Abby Bonilla shared with me a lesson she learned from Jarrod McKenna: Imagination is our medium — not only for … [Read More]

This Is Not My Art History: A Conversation with Andrea Price

"I want to be part of the history that shows the true diversity and true beauty that exists in the world. So people can see themselves." Editor-in-chief Leah Abraham (virtually) sits down with Andrea Price, an eclectic artist based in the United States, to … [Read More]

My Survival Is My Resistance

By Michiko Bown-Kai | @queerkenosis Trigger warning: Mention of sexual assault.  When I was 21 years old, I was sexually assaulted. Even though I was a proud, self-professed feminist since my early teenage years, it was not enough to protect me from … [Read More]

Not My White Jesus: A Conversation with Karla Mendoza

Editor-in-chief Leah Abraham sits down with Karla Mendoza to talk about why debunking the myth of a white Jesus is crucial, especially for womxn of color, and what liberation from white Jesus could look like. Email subscribers, please click through to the … [Read More]

The Jesus Who Affirms Our Goodness

Trigger warning: Mention of sexual abuse Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video or visit https://youtu.be/VU2mtKIAVs0. Full transcript: The older I’m getting and the more I’m moving toward a faith that is more my … [Read More]

When A White Jesus Is Present

A few years back, when I was visiting my family in India, I remember my grandfather turning to my seven-year-old cousin and pointing to his arm. “Look at the color of your skin,” he said. “You are lighter than most. White is the color of God and black is … [Read More]

An English Speaking God Is A White God

“Father God, thank you for the food laid before us. Please sanctify the hands that worked the ground for it and the hands that prepared it. Bless it to our bodies. In Jesus’ name, Amen” This is the prayer I’ve recited before meals for about 22 years. I … [Read More]

The Tenderness of Pain

I was surprised and not surprised when my thumb started hurting. After all, arthritis, not the Force, runs strong in my family. As they aged, both my grandmother and my mother, once avid seamstresses, watched their joints gnarl like old tree roots; the pain … [Read More]