My podcast partner Danielle and I met virtually this week with author, filmmaker, theologian, poet and PhD candidate, Phil Allen Jr. to discuss the themes in his new book Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma and Redemption on the Arise Podcast. We talk about the layers of racism that are highlighted through the storytelling of his grandfather’s murder in 1953. We explore how racial trauma is intergenerational, effecting each generation a little bit differently and h
Well it's been quiet over here on the blog. And to be sure there are seasons for quiet.
As it turns out this is not one of them. The Arise Podcast released a special episode today entitled "Loving Your Neighbor." It is, as my colleague and podcast partner Danielle says, "borne out of deep resonance with community members and friends." It is a communal outcry, a song of love sung with hopes of drowning out the hate. It is a call to action: a vision of what we hope to be that
This week on the Arise Podcast, Trauma Coach Marisa Wandeler (@Latina_Heals) shared about the healing power of consent. So much of what happens during trauma is taking--it takes innocence, a sense of safety, it takes mind and body. And it is all done against someone's will, by force, without permission or consent. The same is true in colonization--there is a taking, by force and against will, land, property, people and ideas. Marisa describes one of the hallmarks of decoloniz
"What good is it to show up to a feast if you’re not hungry?" These were my final thoughts at the end of my recent conversation with two church leaders about why Christians participate in Lent. Lent is the season of 40 days (technically 46) in some church traditions that leads up to Easter. It is an opportunity to join Jesus symbolically in the 40 days He spent in the wilderness being tested and tempted before launching into ministry. Traditionally people would fast from meat