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 […]

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 […]

The Red Couch: The Power of Proximity Discussion

We know it as NIMBY—Not In My BackYard.  Time after time, this is what we’d been told when wanting to open a thrift store or a church in a community. Yes, we like what you do, but please do it somewhere else is what they’d like to say. Instead, they find building codes and zoning […]

The Red Couch: The Power of Proximity Introduction

I cried so hard…believing that somehow the tears brought me closer to the children I was reading about. I vowed to never forget the indignation I felt after reading Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol about the devastating reality of children living in the South Bronx who lacked vital resources. I wanted to translate those feelings into […]