Time: The Essential Investment

I love the Gospel of John. I find it the most theologically challenging Gospel account, and I appreciate the ways it allows us to look into the intimate relationships and conversations that Jesus had with ordinary people. John’s Gospel includes the reverent yet warm exchanges between Jesus and his relative, John the Baptist. It givesContinue reading “Time: The Essential Investment”

There is a Crisis Happening at our Border

I am a black mother of a black child in America, and that means that I carry an abnormal desire not only to ensure my child’s safety but to actively pursue and defend it. I learned this from my ancestors. From the time I was a child, I’ve been made aware of this burden.  Continue reading “There is a Crisis Happening at our Border”

Is Learning from Women Essential for Pastoral Competence?

Like so many others, I’ve listened to Pastor John Piper’s statement that women should not be allowed to teach at seminaries because they would assume a pastoral position of authority above men who are being trained to pastor. Buried within his response is the statement, The issue, as always, is not the competence of womenContinue reading “Is Learning from Women Essential for Pastoral Competence?”