When a friend got a major scar, the doctors asked her what kind of plastic surgery she wanted. She laughed at the question, responding, “Are you serious? Do you really think I’m going to give up these bragging rights? I earned this scar!”
Born Again Again
Carol Howard Merritt on reclaiming faith
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Since Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, has been urging us to lean in, conversations have been buzzing about what it means to be a feminist. I’m always thankful for the opportunity to revisit the question.
Technology is changing the nature of our selves. Yet, when I travel among different religious communities, many leaders focus on whether they ought to be on Facebook or not. I'm worried that our theological imaginations have not kept pace with our technological developments and I hope that in the decades to come, we can begin reflecting theologically on how our identities evolve.
We can't predict the future, but we can look at the interesting things that are happening now, and we can dream about where God might be calling us. When imagining what might be coming, there are a few approaches or attitudes that can orient us.
Though I sympathize with those who feel weary when talking about what is to come, I forge ahead because the "future" is not far off, planning is vital, and I care about a new generation.
I thumbed through a stack of Xeroxed images, looking at the multiple faces of Jesus that a friend compiled for her theology paper. She had gone to the library and photocopied profiles from around the globe.
How has the "myth of the model minority" affected the lives and work of Asian-American women? How is the myth used in our society? Please join Derrick Weston and I as we talk with Mihee Kim-Kort about her book Making Paper Cranes.
Right now, there are a lot of pastors who ought to be looking in the mirror and chanting, “It’s not all about me.”
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, people of faith yearned to respond.
Richard Twiss and I spent time meditating and praying together, particularly discerning the question, “Who God is calling us to be?”