Source: Kimberly Mark “They need to wait in line. Go through the proper channels. If I had to, they should, too.”“They’re taking our jobs. They’re taking advantage of our welfare system.”“They could be spies, terrorists,...Read More
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Source: Unsplash [CW: ableism, mental health] “How are you?”“I’m fine!” I rehearsed the words, over and over. I needed to convince my friends that I was just fine. I didn’t want them to know that I’d just spent the last 3 months...Read More
Source: Steven Lee Readings Ephesians 5:25-33 (NRSV)1 Corinthians 7:25-40 (NRSV) It’s a narrative you don’t really expect to rule your life as much as it does. When this Bride of Christ metaphor was first written...Read More
Source: Unsplash Reading: Galatians 5:13-26 In his sermon for the first Sunday of Lent, Augustine of Hippo preached, “It seems fitting that we, who are about to honor the Passion of our crucified Lord in the very near future,...Read More
Remembering is a radical act when colonialism depends on our communities forgetting our history and our shared humanity. Remembering is a radical act when imperialism makes us forget that our bodies are more than commodities,...Read More
I bought myself a pineapple in December.
Without thinking, plunked it in the basket.
It wasn’t on sale.
It wasn’t particularly colorful
It was mostly unripe—
Bright green, like bamboo,
With a foreshadowing of yellow.Read More
Editor’s Note: This piece is sourced from the author’s sermon, Honor Your Mother and Father at Forefront Brooklyn on June 30, 2019.
I think by my family’s standard, I am a total rebel. When I reflect back on my life growing up, I feel like I’d find any excuse to rebel against my parents, even if I didn’t do it on purpose. Just by nature, I went against most things they wanted me to do.Read More
Reflecting on the distant past as a path forward: a prayer of thanksgiving and inter-religious wonder
In my youth, I felt valued and whole in the conservative evangelical Asian American church I called home. This community gave me a foundation for understanding God’s engagement with the world and my role in it. This place provided me a family with mentors who believed in my potential as a leader.Read More