What If…

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…

What Commission? Kerner Then, Ferguson Today

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

Exhibit Review: Letters to Hop Alley

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