The Red Couch: Mending the Divides Introduction

The roar of a mob of students fills my ears as I try to read. I walk over to my window to watch the protestors filing down the street carrying signs and chanting slogans about corrupt governments and unsafe roads. This isn’t an unusual occurrence. In our sprawling city, protests often shut down the roads […]

Raise Your Voice: An Interview with Kathy Khang

I’ve been stalking Kathy Khang’s twitter for years and have always viewed her as a confident and powerful voice as she dismantles the status quo. It’s so easy to only see one tiny dimension of a person when we confine them to just one social media outlet, isn’t it? Reading Kathy’s journey of finding her […]

The Red Couch: Books Worth Reading

It’s mid-August and we’ve read some incredible books for the Red Couch this year. We’ve grappled with Original Blessing and Mujerista Theology. We’ve thought about missions and our neighbors with Dangerous Territory and The Power of Proximity. Even though it’s only August, I’ve already started compiling the lists of books that we’ll whittle down for […]

Fire in Her Belly

I grew up in the church. The story of Esther was one I’ve heard many times. It’s one of those Bible stories that always compelled me to perk up my ears and pay attention because, coupled with Mary and Martha serving Jesus, it was one of the few stories told about women from the pulpit. […]

All The Colors We Will See: An Interview with Patrice Gopo

Even though I didn’t attend the Festival of Faith and Writing last April, the book I kept hearing about from friends who had gone was Patrice Gopo’s debut collection of essays, All the Colors We Will See. Within the week, I emailed her for a copy and found that the buzz was certainly earned. Focusing mainly […]