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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 1 in a 3 part series

Part 1  The last few years have been particularly transformative for me both spiritually and socially as I’ve become more engaged in local anti-oppression movements. My understanding of Jesus and the power of the gospel has also strengthened and evolved. I’ve come to understand Christ as the ultimate embodiment of holy disruption and it I… Read more »

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Sustainable Agriculture: A photo journal

When I was in South Africa through Youth With a Mission (YWAM), my team and I went to one township where the people had basically nothing.   They lived in shacks and had garbage and glass all over the area. They had no birth certificates or any documents so they couldn’t get a job; the… Read more »

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Simply Fair

The African sun was shining brightly as we drove along a dusty road in a remote area of Botswana.  I was on safari with my husband and our guide was taking us to a village nestled deep in the bush.  As we came up to the village, the first thing that grabbed my attention was… Read more »

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Sexual Violence: An Oxymoron

“So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man… Read more »

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What is Female Cutting or FGM?

In America, we are neck deep in political campaigning. Men and women are debating the best approach to a variety of issues. There is so much discussion because the issues are complicated and often deeply entrenched in American culture and history. Millions of armchair politicians weigh in on the issues with an “all you have… Read more »

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Acid Attacks: Making Gender Violence Visible

I have tried to start writing this piece so many times I’ve lost count. This is new for me. Most of the time if I’m trying to make sense of something words are my “go to,” my standard mode of processing. And yet, here I am stuttering and stammering and starting over again and again,… Read more »

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Free Wheelchair Mission

I am sure the world would be a better place if we all had empathy for everyone all the time, but life would be exhausting if we did. While I believe we can increase in our ability to empathize with others, the reality is that we have limited resources when it comes to the amount… Read more »

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Mercy Ships

My daughter was probably about 7 or 8 when she first saw a picture of child with a cleft lip and palate. It was an advertisement in a magazine for a charitable organization that was raising funds to provide needed surgery for children in developing nations. Over the course of several weeks, my daughter kept… Read more »