“It comes down to human solidarity. Another name for solidarity is love.”
“If we don’t understand the Judaism of Jesus’ time, how can we understand him and his message?”
“It’s not that Southerners don’t get racial issues. We just don’t get them right.”
“My novel is just one small part of a conversation that can’t be silenced.”
“When I was nine or ten, I decided I needed to read the King James Bible.”
“If to get a good message you need to make Judaism look bad, then you don’t have a good message.”
“No one is born with racist ideas. People consume them, as others produce them to justify racist policies.”
“My workshops are not designed to create poets. I am using poetry as a catalyst.”
“Religious vocation sits very uneasily with individual self-advancement.”
“If you want to make a room full of liberal, compassionate people turn on you, talk about God in an unironic way.”
“Churches are places of high trust—and high risk.”
“Peace is not resting. Peace is loud.”
"It feels vulnerable to be the weird lady outside preaching sermons."
"I look on my faith as a liberation."