The response to this video has been a fascinating one to observe. The Queer community has been in an uproar, denouncing Metcalf as homophobic due to his response to Bradford and his opposition to gay marriage. I won't go into my deep qualms with the vocabulary of 'homophobe' - we don't have enough time -… Continue reading Homophobia or Harassment?
Just some quick thoughts on Jesus today, as I was scribbling in my journal. I realized that I've been writing so much about Palestine, and other topics that I've really neglected some of my favorite writing; theology. So.. he's a quick bit for ya. *** You can't talk about Jesus' mission without first speaking about… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Jesus/Anarchy
The silence that you've been hearing from me this past week or so has been the product of hesitation and great debate. I've watched Twitter and Facebook blaze with the gaining momentum of the fire that is #MeToo, reading stories from friends that have broken my heart. Overall, I am shocked - I, a woman,… Continue reading #MeToo
Time runs differently in Palestine-Israel, an adagio that slips by in minutes that seem to stretch for hours. I hadn't noticed this until delegation broke, and I was left on my own to explore the country for myself. Perhaps it was the call to prayer that rang out over the rooftops five times a day,… Continue reading Little Shop of Treasures
The scene stays with me as sharply vivid as a finely honed blade. For months afterwards I had nightmares about it.. The armored jeep crept down the main thoroughfare threateningly invisible in the dusk, its tires crunching softly on the loose, rocky pavement. Hadn't been for a few flood lights positioned on the corners of… Continue reading Aida Camp
The sapphire blue waves of the Galilee sparked in the bright morning sun as I settled myself on the soft dewy grass near its rocky shore. In a country that really has no end to its tourist season, I found myself mysteriously alone in the town of Capernaum. As I wandered aimlessly around the craggy… Continue reading Christ at the Galilee
"It's so easy a girl could've done it," he chortled. This particular student was a telecommuter which means I had the distinct pleasure of hearing this shitty comment in stereo over the seminary's fantastic surround sound. Gee, thanks. "Really?" I stood directly in front of the camera, eyes burrowing into the lens. The single word hung… Continue reading Of Seminaries and Oppression