Advent, Becoming Like Christ, Mutuality Sunday, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, People of Color & Christmas, Rev. Tega Swann

Introduction to Advent 2022 Series

Change is constant and important for the person who professes faith in Christ, for such a one must contend with and surrender their previous allegiance to many patterns and systems in/of the world (1 John 2:15-17). Especially patterns and systems which do not align with the Christ message of love of neighbor. -Oghene'tega Swann

Economic Equality & WOC, Indigenous People, Justice for People of Color, Mutuality Monday, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color

Productivity Makes No Sense If You Are Not Adequately Rewarded For It

The so-called unwillingness to work would disappear IF corporations paid everyone according to the profit the corporations make. It is highly ungodly to live in wealth and luxury while those who make your wealth and luxury possible live in abject poverty. -Oghene'tega Swann

Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, American Holidays, Cultural Appropriation, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Indigenous People, Intersectional Theology, Justice for People of Color, Kingdom Living, Language & Equality, Missions & Racial Equality, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership

Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be

Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be For many years and on the second Monday of every October, North America has celebrated a holiday termed "Columbus Day." It is to mark the 'discovery of America by Christopher Columbus' and to celebrate the 'finding' of the land that many white… Continue reading Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be

Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Economic Equality & WOC, Egalitarian Men of Color, Equality, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Human Sexuality, Marriage, Divorce & Equality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality

Man or Husband Does Not Mean or Translate as Protector, Provider, Defender, Etc..

Nowhere in the Scriptures is there mention of this term being translated to mean 'provider,' 'defender,' or 'protector.' Instead, what we see in Scripture is that people who are in covenant of commitment to one another deliberately practice and model these concepts regardless of their gender. -Oghene'tega Swann

Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Clergy Women of Color, Equality, Rev. Tega Swann

The Impact of American Psychology on Violence Against Black Men in North America

Living as a woman of color in America, it was not long before I realized that American Psychology was more harmful than helpful to Black people in America because it interprets the life of Black people from the perspective of how and where white America sees and places Black people and that until this was rectified by Black folks rising up to initiate the study of the psychology of Blacks contextually and then cross-culturally, the 'regular' psychology practiced in America is not helpful to non-whites and the non-white experience in America.

Black Women & The Image of God, Clergy Women of Color, Equality, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Women of Color Leadership

Does Leadership De-Womanize Women?

"Women cooked
And cleaned up after husbands and after children
But Elizabeth didn't
So she wasn't woman enough"
-Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Justice for People of Color, Kingdom Living, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, VOCCU

Are Racial & Gender Equality a Possibility?

The veracity and efficacy of the Gospel are not measured by how many people did not receive it, but by the transformation in those who do believe and receive it. In the same way, we must look for the veracity and efficacy of gender and racial equality not by measuring those who neither accept nor practice it, but instead in those who believe, accept and practice it. -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Black Women & The Image of God, Egalitarian Men of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Men of Color Voices, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, VOCCU

Allied Partnerships: Men of Color, Be Your Sisters’ Keepers

"One of the ways that people of color communities have yet to do right by women of color, is having men of color stand with women of color in the gender equality conversation." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Kingdom Living, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

Mutuality Sunday: The Art of ‘Belonging’

"If we are becoming truly human like Jesus, this must be characterized by a boldness and courage to love one another, despite the history between our various people groups or even one another." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

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Mutuality Sunday: Were De Black Brodas At?

"... although not all Black churches typically ordain women as ‘pastors,’ they nevertheless respected me as ‘a pastor,’ addressed me as such, and gave me the full accord with their male ministers, and outside of my denomination male ministers, they have been the most accepting of me, my call, and my leadership." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann