This is a space intended to support the work of racial justice and reconciliation. Within these pages I hope you will find great tools, meaningful conversations, and faithful collaborators who will walk beside you as we all seek the shalom of our communities.
This work was never meant to be done alone, and with the advent of this wonderful thing called the internet we can now reach far beyond our walls to embrace this work together. I love talking about the intersections of my race, gender and faith, but I am still learning, too. You may occasionally find more questions here than answers. I'm hoping we can figure out the answers together!
So, go ahead and poke around! Using the links at the top, you'll find my blog, bio, and a resource page with great tools for you! Before you leave, don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter, and head on over to Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch.
engaging hope, a hope that demands
Our commitment to racial justice and reconciliation requires we dig into the muddiness of humanity, reckoning with the worst of our humanity as we call out its best. This work is not for the faint of heart. It requires hope. Not a hope founded on good feelings or good intentions, but hope that demands. For our hope is risky, relentless, rooted in our certainty that love will win.
VIDEO FROM WHY CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE 2015
im writing a book
With Convergent Books as my partner in stirring up a little holy trouble, I have finished writing a book! The title is Im Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. if you know me, it won't be a surprise that this book will live at the intersections of faith, race, and justice. I'm so scared and so thrilled! The book is scheduled to release on May 15, 2018! If you'd like to keep up with book announcements, giveaways, reviews, and more sign up for my newsletter below.
the first Reading
Just one day after the polarizing 2016 presidential election, I was scheduled to give my first reading as a writer. The reading was based on draft chapters I wrote for my upcoming book. I finished editing the reading before the election results were known, but by the time I was standing on stage with microphones capturing every word, I wasnt sure I would make it through the piece. There were some stumbles and some tears, but there was also laughter and so much love in that room. Please take a listen by clicking the photo above.