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What Makes You Come Alive Brief Review

In What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman, Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown invites the reader into the life of Howard Thurman, sharing the significance of Thurman’s mysticism and spirituality for us today. In journeying with us, she offers reflection questions and spiritual next steps as we begin our journey of connection… Continue reading What Makes You Come Alive Brief Review

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Theology, Harm, and the Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial

It’s 8:08 PM on Friday, December 23rd (or at least it was when I started writing this blog post). I’ve spent the past few days following the trial for Tory Lanez in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, reading each and every tweet and update from reporter Meghann Cuniff. Today, the verdict came out. Tory Lanez… Continue reading Theology, Harm, and the Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Conclusion/An Interview with Myself

Describing the Work I am a writer, scholar, minister, and womanist. I work to promote healing, wholeness, and liberation for all people, but especially Black women. My work focuses on empowering Black Christian women to come to love their bodies and sexuality, and I hope to do this through teaching, preaching, writing, and research. This… Continue reading Conclusion/An Interview with Myself

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

Developing a Healthy Christian Sexual Ethic with Baptist Values

Many a brand has been built on purity culture. Books like I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which the author has now renounced, peppered the shelves of Christian men and women. Women flock to movements like True Love Waits or Pinky Promise with the thought that if they stay pure and save themselves for marriage, if they… Continue reading Developing a Healthy Christian Sexual Ethic with Baptist Values

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

A Gen Z Take on the Future of the Church

As an older GenZer, I have complicated feelings about the Church as an institution. I’ve grown up in Black Baptist churches, Black nondenominational churches, and multiracial nondenominational churches. And I think there’s something each of them have to offer that I’ve struggled to find. I appreciate the history and legacy of the Black Church as… Continue reading A Gen Z Take on the Future of the Church