Pass the Mic: Why Its Important to Tell Our Own Stories

My freshman year in high school was a pretty rough time for me. For all intents and purposes, I consider this time in my life my 'rebellious period.' where I rebelled against my mother and turned against God. Briefly. But in that period of brevity, I found myself hanging out with the wrong crowd and …

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Race and Identity: Who Are We in Christ?

The story of the Samaritan Woman at the well in John 4 is a rich text which illustrates the power that one’s cultural and racial identity holds over us and our actions. What it demonstrates is how the identities that we hold onto around our race can keep us from having and enjoying reconciled relationships …

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Could I Be Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman?

Earlier this week, I read this excellent blog post on Colorlines: Could I Be Both Trayvon Martin AND George Zimmerman? Although parts of me did not want to admit it, this author's underlining premise, that I could be both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman was true! The fact that Zimmerman, in addition to having anglo …

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