This Mother's Day, I invited three mothers from our congregation to speak. This year, I've been reflected a great deal on motherhood and parenthood. What does it mean to nurture and care for all God's children. I'm grateful to Debbie, Karen, and Emilee for their reflections.
The question itself makes me deeply uncomfortable.
I never answered the first question, about whether Jesus called this woman a dog. The question itself makes me deeply uncomfortable. But I think that has to be the case.
Because, when you look through the lens of systemic injustice, there is no denying that the Church, that those of us who claim to follow Jesus have contributed to and benefited from the exploitation of women and people of color.
I would venture that in this country too often we have allowed “moralism” to take the place of “morality.” There’s a big difference. Morality looks inwardly. Moralism looks out and looks down.