Writing my own ending: the power of story to overcome shame

Tell me your story. It’s an invitation issued by God again and again in his encounters with individuals, particularly women, in scripture. When Adam and Eve confronted their shame in…

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Attentiveness, presence, marginality, and spaciousness

“Hospitality is both an ancient virtue and a prophetic practice, as it crosses boundaries, welcomes all, and involves taking risks. It is also dialogical, as it requires listening and learning.…

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Inviting her to speak

I had missed this in Hagar’s story: God’s invitation to Hagar to speak. The angel finds her by a spring in the desert and asks her ‘Hagar, slave of Sarai,…

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