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!”
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
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.
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
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
Unashamedly Taking Control of My Birth Control
The emotional and physical labor of contraception falls heavily on people who can get pregnant. We not only have more numerous and more effective options compared to people who can impregnate, but we are also blamed socially for our negligence if we do become pregnant. -Haley Gabrielle
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.
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
Does Leadership De-Womanize Women?
And cleaned up after husbands and after children
But Elizabeth didn't
So she wasn't woman enough"
-Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
Come Meet CBE President: Dr. Mimi Haddad!
Join us at 8pmEST on Wednesday, May 30, for a heartwarming interview with our Egalitarian Guest of the Month, Dr. Mimi Haddad. Click/copy&paste link to join the conversation https://zoom.us/j/690724356