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 […]

Kick Up, Not Down

There are few things more stressful in life than getting on a bus with a stroller and a baby. Job interviews? Public speeches? They have nothing on the stress of folding your stroller with one hand, holding your baby with the other hand, holding your shopping (presumably with the third hand you brought with you […]

The Space Between Us

We say hello and goodbye in less than two hours. The location is an eighteenth century pub in Northern England. It’s our first meeting in over a decade. The one before that dates back further than I can remember. He’s drinking a honey-coloured lager, his back turned from the door. His wife sees me before […]

A Flicker of Communion

By Naomi Williams | Twitter: @NaomiWilliams87 Last night we gathered around the table. It was an unexpected surprise at the end of another frazzled week, and it allowed us to look into one another’s eyes across the uneven-polka-dotted tablecloth and open up communication lines until we danced and cried and laughed and prayed. I’ve been […]

To Carry Hope

Isaiah says that, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
 They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 41:30) I have been there before, standing on top of the mountain, arms stretched to the heavens, praise pulsing […]