Only African American Men Can Sing Reba McEntire’s “I’m a Survivor!”

A single mom who works two jobs, who loves her kids and never stops, with gentle hands and a heart of a fighter. I'm a survivor...But I must have had my momma's will."  Theme song from Reba McEntire's TV series "Reba" I loved watching Reba. I loved the theme song even more. As a new… Continue reading Only African American Men Can Sing Reba McEntire’s “I’m a Survivor!”

Academia & Racial Justice, Advent, American Holidays, Becoming Like Christ, Church & Gender Inequality, Equality, God, Women & Covenant, Kingdom Living, Missions & Racial Equality, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, People of Color & Christmas, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. April Emick Fiet, Security & Gender Equality, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women of Color Leadership

Advent Post: God In The Changing Heart

"The most difficult part of making changes in our lives is that our communities do not always change with us. Our friends do not always change with us. Our family members do not always change with us." -Rev. April Emick Fiet

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Equality, Youth of Color

Voices of Our Children: Is Beating the Best Form of Discipline, Correction & Teaching of Our Children?

Not every 'Christian' child grows up to embrace 'Christianity' after they were raised with the literal 'rod' of discipline and correction of being hit in the name of correction. Many have instead, walked away from the church and the vengeful and violent god of their parents.

Alex M. Griffin, Allied Partnerships, Equal In Sexuality, Equality, Human Sexuality, Intersectional Theology, LGBTQ+ Theology, Security & Gender Equality, Sex & Gender Equality, The Gospel and Equality, VOCCU

A Seat at the Table

"Phrases like “same-sex-attraction” and “struggling with...” are homophobic dog whistles from anti-LGBTQ+ ideologies that are so extreme they believe that even identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual––even without acting on your attractions––is sinful, and being transgender is altogether off the table." -Alex M. Griffin

Academia & Racial Justice, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Haley Gabrielle, Intersectional Theology, Missions & Racial Equality, Race & Equity in America

Montgomery’s Unburied History: Haley Gabrielle’s Reflection on the 2019 VOCCU Admin Retreat

"EJI’s museum documents the historical connection between slavery, lynching, and modern mass incarceration. But hearing statistics are one thing, and hearing stories are quite another." -Haley Gabrielle

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Church & Gender Inequality, Equality, Faith, Sexual Orientation & Equality, Haley Gabrielle, Intersectional Theology, Jesus, Sexual Orientation & Equality, Missions & Racial Equality, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Sex & Gender Equality, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

The Ethnic and Sexual Diversity of Judaism in Jesus’s Day

"When we imagine the early followers of Jesus, we must imagine them beyond an ethnic binary of Jew/Greek and beyond a sexual binary of male/female. God’s people has always been diverse, before, during, and after the days of Jesus, and God’s people continues to be diverse today." -Haley Gabrielle

Allied Partnerships, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Justice for People of Color, Nikki Holland, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality

The Racism of Susan B. Anthony

"The claim is that Anthony wanted White women and not Black men to have the vote. I have not been able to find evidence for this claim. I think that Anthony was racist in an entirely different way. Anthony chose to employ racist tactics in response to her colleagues’ claims that she should stop fighting to correct sexism." -Nikki Holland

Ally Henny, WOC Youth Pastors/Ministers, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership, Youth of Color

Intersectionality From The Perspective of a Black Female Unicorn

"Oppression isn’t a competition, but it would be disingenuous to pretend that women of color and white women experience patriarchy and misogyny in the same ways." -Ally Henny

Egalitarian Men of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Justice for People of Color, Kingdom Living, Language & Equality, Men of Color Voices, Race & Equity in America, Stephen Robertson, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

How Politicizing Race Discriminates Against People of Color

"If one is constantly presented with a negative image of a community and that image is fed with hateful rhetoric, it eventually normalizes any violence done to that community." -