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Our Theology Must Change: A Reading List

Since horrible things have transpired — yet again — I’ve seen a series of reading lists appear. I am an avid reader and it is usually my gut reaction to understand world events. 798 more words

Delores Williams: "Black Women's Surrogacy Experience and the Christian Notion of Redemption"

Williams is a major character in the saga of womanism and womanist theology. Womanism emerged from Black feminism in the United States in the late 1970s. 898 more words

Cross Examinations

Pray with Jael, Cry With Jael, Dance with Jael

Jael was my deepest writing challenge to date. I prayed my way through every word, sentence, and paragraph. I had to put a face on Jael,  give her an identity, a story line,  and all of it had to line up with the Word of God. 129 more words

To Be an Advent People by Kelly Brown Douglas

In my church tradition, we have just entered the 3rd week of Advent.  In today’s blog I share just a brief excerpt from the sermon which I preached on Sunday.  1,313 more words


Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the Reversal of Power by Kelly Brown Douglas

Within the Christian tradition, this week – l known as Holy Week – is perhaps the most significant week on the Christian calendar.  During this week Christians are called to contemplate and to remember the core events of Christian identity—the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  1,005 more words


The Black Christ by Kelly Brown Douglas

As a “Christian womanist theologian” I was very engaged by the recent dialogue concerning “Gendered Imagery of God” (March 13).  In response to that very thoughtful post, it was asserted that Christian womanist have not addressed this issue, especially as it concerns the maleness of Jesus.  862 more words

Kelly Brown Douglas

White Fear Is Irrational (And Deadly) - Guest post by Nekeisha Alexis-Baker

“My client did not wait to become that victim,” he said. “My client did not wait to either get assaulted by a weapon or have someone potentially pull a trigger,” he said.

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