"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
Tag: Imago Dei
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." -
Dark & Lovely: Is God In It? A Reflection on the 2018 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Schaff Lectures on Race, Gender and the Imago Dei
"The Shunamite woman stands in the canon and reminds us of both the age-old struggle to suppress Black women and other women of color and the righteous resistance such women must put forth: dark am I, and lovely. Our blackness is not an apology. It is a declaration that we are made in God's image." -Rev. Tega Swann
Why a Women of Color In Advent Series?
"Because too often, the story of redemption has been passed down to us through the voices of the patriarchs (thereby setting the scene for the flourishing of patriarchy) and not through matriarchs and patriarchs (the latter, which would set the tone of mutuality and equality as God intended from the very beginning),..."
The Social Sins in How We Talk About God
"The traditional speech of God is as male and white, and the experiences of those outside those descriptors are denied divinity." -Nicole Perry
Reflections on the 2017 Evangelical Theological Society Conference by Haley Gabrielle
"Having even just one woman or person of color speaking on a panel or within a group of papers can have a big impact on the tenor of the conversation." -Haley Gabrielle
The Holy Spirit, Women & Gender Equality
"One of the greatest discoveries in my ministry, was that the Holy Spirit does not live in a specific place or person; but everywhere and in everyone created by God’s inclusive, all-encompassing and unconditional love..." -Jhanderys Dotel-Vellenga
Africa’s Not Lost!
"The Holy Spirit reminds me that my history begins with God. God is my heritage. God is beautiful and great. This is Whom I come from!" -Leah Ross
Forget Nicole, O.J. Won!
"...I have seen this narrative played over and over again in the Black community—the careless disregard for the plight of women in favor of the exaltation of the Black race via the Black man." -Leah Ross
Jesus, Mary, & Women Who Walk Into Difficult Spaces
"Jesus doesn’t minimize the obstacles she faces as a woman who has finally obtained a seat at the table. Jesus will stand in the gap to make sure no one takes it back!" -Raya Parvez