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We put on the costumes tryin’ to fit suburban hipster shit yo, look at me I can code switch! Is that well enough for you, Massa? “You don’t fit here You don’t fit no where but into that caricature Nigger, sit in that damn box, feels good to me     IF I think about it.” Groom […]

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I’m sitting on a double-decker, red-eye Megabus, Nashville bound, nonstop from Chicago. My friend bought me a ticket so I can join her at a retreat she created for Christian women ministering in various capacities. She said the Lord told her I should be there. Good enough for me. The bus departs at midnight. At […]

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Black_Woman

Okay. So. I saw this video titled “Why Are Black Women So Argumentative?” being discussed in the context of a safe space for black women.  There are so many things we disagreed with her on.  There are so many things I wish she’d have made more clear or even more logical.  i.e. isn’t there a […]

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ducttape

At the first stop, a white man produces a roll of duct tape.  Not even kidding.  A white man, mysteriously armed with duct tape.  He passes it around and helps us tape up every single vent on the back end of the bus.  We joke about how our antics will suddenly produce a new message […]

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Zevlyn and Zyaire

Over the last year I’ve been super-duper inspired by Glennon Doyle Melton leading the charge in raising big bucks for families in desperate need through Love Flash Mobs.  Crowd-sourcing towards *actual* needs is a beautiful thang, y’all.  In fact, it’s one I embraced for many years as I’ve served on staff with InterVarsity.  Every year, I was […]

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I learned something extremely useful the other day from my online interactions with the lovely, Bethany Suckrow after I wrote this post a few days ago in which I passionately argued for grace -not attack- for the man who committed statutory rape on one of his Youth group attendee’s detailed in a post he wrote for CT.  […]

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How Does God make Things Happen?  With YOUR hands. Reads page 1 – page 2 of one of the best books I ever bought my sons. How does God feed the poor?  With YOUR Hands. Reads page 3. The last page concludes that God makes things happen with big hands, little hands, weak hands and […]

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It started here: 20 Things the Rich Do Every Day, an article posted to Dave Ramsey’s website.  There was a big bru-ha-ha surrounding the article, enough so Dave amended a response.  Somewhere in there, Rachel Held Evans’ responded on CNN’s belief blog.  Then I happened upon a few twitter critiques comparing him to Joel Olsteen.  I […]

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