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Consent

Consent

Faith is many things, but at its base, it’s consent. And, consent is agreement and actualization. It’s more impactful to understand faith in this way than faith being simply intellectual assent to the likelihood of God’s existence or denominational affiliation....

Georgia’s First LGBTQ State Senator Shares Her Story

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jackson shares her inspiring journey of working as a priest and elected official. In January of 2021, The Rev. Kim Jackson made history when she became the first LGBTQ state senator in Georgia. Senator Jackson is seeking to combat...
I Lay Before You

I Lay Before You

“The concern which I lay bare before You today is: Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me— I would seek the root or cause of such disaffection, and with the illumination of Your mind, O God, to understand it. I give...

A Brave Space with Dr. Meeks

[vc_row gap=”5″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]A Brave Space podcast supports the work of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in its mission of creating a brave space where the truth can be told. Episodes explore various topics...
World Refugee Day June 20, 2021

World Refugee Day June 20, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]World Refugee Day, June 20, is a day to honor and celebrate refugees around the world. This day is an opportunity to highlight the journeys refugees face, their resilience, dreams, and hopes for a better future, as well as our...
Courage of Conviction

Courage of Conviction

Many preachers are scared of John the Baptist so they dither about with what he ate or what he wore rather than what he did. What he did was to co-create moments with God so hearts could change. What he did was refuse to placate people or reduce to pablum the notion...

We Can End Gun Violence

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Last week’s mass shootings are horrific reminders of how essential it is that we fight for a future free from gun violence. We pray for all the victims of gun violence as well as their loved ones. The effect...
Enjoy

Enjoy

It can all be so exhausting: life, livelihood, striving, even spirituality with its laundry list of how to be. Maybe that’s why Psalm 130 is one of my favorites. The poet seems to want one thing, to enjoy God! When last did you just enjoy God? The fact of God? The way...