ON WOMEN AND JESUS 2024

ON WOMEN AND JESUS

I was a senior in high school when a male youth leader told me I needed to work on my “gentle and quiet spirit”—a direct quote taken from a letter the apostle Peter wrote to the New Testament Church. He may have had a point. I was loud and outspoken and maybe a little unruly. … Read more

ON GETTING OLDER

GETTING OLDER

The lines that used to appear as parentheses to my mouth only under close inspection, and only when actually smiling seem suddenly—though I know it’s not “sudden”, because getting older isn’t ever sudden—more pronounced. These days I wear sunglasses to shield my eyes from the sun, but mostly to hide the crow’s feet around them and prevent the … Read more

HOW NOT TO BE A POLITICAL CHRISTIAN

POLITICAL CHRISTIAN

When you grow up in the suburbs of Washington DC, like I did, the things you worry about as a kid are different. At least in my house and in my mind they were. I went to sleep at night wondering about the breakdown of Supreme Court justices, whether our party would maintain or take Congress back, and … Read more