A picture taken by my sister with me and a young fig tree, an offshoot of the larger fig tree to the right of the picture. And with the larger fig tree! Some reflections with an imagination partner in response to my "What Commission?" sermon... Imagination partner: I did get to thinking that…what if…Jesus was … Continue reading What If…
Pictures by Marquisha Lawrence, Korla Masters, and Dean Rev. Dr. Deborah Krause. Today on Monday, February 29, 2016, I co-created a worship service and preached a sermon with the help of a group of people I call "Team Karen." These are people who have been formative through my years at Eden Theological Seminary through their … Continue reading What Commission? Kerner Then, Ferguson Today
#whokilledkimking #sayhername #blacklivesmatter My favorite part of today was hanging out with a kid who saw chalk and immediately said, "Can I draw something?" First he decorated some letters. Later he wrote "JK" and asked me to translate it. "Just kidding, duh!" I replied. "WOW YOU'RE GOOD," he said, proud of his JK with a … Continue reading Who Killed Kim King?
My love-hate relationship with white women (and myself): Love - Grew up with white women as role models. I didn't know other adults well enough to consider them role models. White women taught me a moral framework, and therefore they were the keepers of knowledge and instructions about morality. Hate - I could never be … Continue reading White Womanhood and Myself
Letters to Hop Alley was phenomenal. Anya and Georgia did an amazing job of creating an exhibit that was both artistic and historical, emotionally evocative and well-researched, humanizing and soul-searching. Reading the small red cursive print forced me to really pay attention to its words, reminded me of history exhibits with old loopy words scrawled … Continue reading Exhibit Review: Letters to Hop Alley
I finally told my mom that I was risking arrest by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, because I stand with clergy, professors, and people of conscience against white supremacy which murders and harms black folks in US-America. I told her that I didn't immediately tell her that I got arrested for Moral Monday because … Continue reading Mom So Woke