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 […]

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 ways that are whole, beautiful and just? Some of us may have never reflected on these questions before. Others have been living at the […]

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 suffering of all creation because of human rebellion Since the silenced rape of Tamar Out of the darkest times When babies were not spared from the sword […]

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 website to watch the video or visit https://youtu.be/KyiVaM-OrdM. More about Karla: A lover of […]

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 own, the more the passage in John that says, “I am the way, the truth and […]