This is the testimony of a white woman, written primarily for other white people. I did not know, I could not see. I had no idea. Now, years later, I’m frustrated that my not knowing, my not seeing, was hurting people. I’m finding ways to live with discovering the harm I’m causing without reducing myself […]
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The Orlando shootings are not about me. Let’s start with that. I’m white, heterosexual (attracted to people of the opposite gender), and cisgendered (my internal gender identity matches the physical traits I was born with). My privilege has socialized me to think that the news is always about me – I believe I can make […]
God and the world. Sometimes, I think we think of them as two different things. Sometimes we can think of faith, and the presence of God, as something that happens inside a brick building for an hour (or maybe two) on a Sunday morning. I know this because even people who long for God in […]
My husband grew up Catholic. He still tells his mother he claims dual-citizenship as Catholic and Lutheran. As part of our decision to get married, we made a decision that we value worshipping together as a family. My husband joyfully joined the Lutheran church, with the full support of his parents. However, the things we […]