Announcing New Blog Project: ReDEFINING (and Call for Submissions)

1. A little over a year ago, an Indian-American woman took home the Miss America title for the first time ever. No sooner than the crown landed on her head, people took to Twitter to criticize the pageant for choosing a person of color to be a representation of beauty, intelligence, and what it means …

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Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Forgive Us as We Forgive (Part 6)

Over the last few weeks, (with the exception of last week because, um, Ferguson) I have been discussing how the Lord's Prayer can be a model to form a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I have proposed that Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6 are not only meant to show believers how to pray but how we should …

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When Blacks Become Trending Hashtags

By some measures, every 28 hours, a black man is killed in America. This statistic rang true as I turned on my computer Saturday evening, scrolled through my Twitter feed, and saw#Ferguson, #MikeBrown, and other references to a police shooting where an unarmed teenager was killed in suburban St. Louis. I opened another browser window …

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