Category: faith & religion

June 14 2017

A few years ago I wrote a prayer in response to gun violence and the overwhelming number of gun related incidents that week. Sadly, the normalization of gun violence in the United States continued to escalate. The news continues to[…]

June 15 2016

In 2012 I published a post about the slippery slope of the church’s rejection and condemnation of LGBTQ folks, namely that it would continue to lead to people being killed. I am sure people felt like, yes, there is violence[…]

January 14 2016
#40WordPrayer Lenten Devotional by Bruce Reyes-Chow

I am so very excited about my Lenten devotional from Westminster John Knox Press, 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life, affectionately known as #40WordPrayer. I had a great time writing this and is, in many ways, a[…]

December 14 2015
BRC and Friends — Kathy Khang and Laura Mariko Cheifetz: Holtzclaw, Asian Americans, and Race

[embedyt][/embedyt] Episode details: December 14, 2014 9:00am-9:30-ish, PST Youtube Link Episode Recap: Introductions Complexities and cautions of talking about Holtzclaw, Mixed race realities, oppression competition. Asian American invisibility, Black/white binaries, how white supremacy uses whiteness. Asian Asian understanding and convenience of[…]

December 1 2015

It is hard to believe that 25 years ago Robin and I exchanged marriage vows. We have been through a great deal since then: occupational wanderings, financial roller-coasters, parental adventures, and everything else that comes with 25 years of better, worse[…]

October 5 2015

[image: Gage Skidmore] Dear Gradye, Dude. With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the “Jesus was not political” faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out! I can’t imagine the messages and calls[…]

July 28 2015

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about the monthly AAPI Twitter Chat on Race. I hope that, whether you participate in real time or after it happens, that you will find something that is helpful for your own[…]

July 12 2015

So are you getting ready for Lent 2016? Yes, I know, it’s not even the end of summer and we have not even sniffed Advent, but can you ever really start too early preparing for Lent? Okay fine, you probably can start[…]

June 9 2015

My blog series, The Person Behind the Project, is one where I interview individuals who are doing interesting and meaningful things in the world. I not only talk about their projects, but try to find out what makes them tick[…]

June 8 2015

It’s official, I have become a Presbyterian Pillar. And I am proud to be one. Recently the office of Compassion, Peace, and Justice announced the formation of the Pillar initiative where people can designate giving towards particular passions, thus helping[…]

May 20 2015

There has been so much great stuff written over time about race that there is no way to find the best list of blog posts to read about race. That said what I have given you in this post are some[…]

May 18 2015

I recently had a chance to catch up with Martha Spong, the originator of the revgalblogpals community and editor of the recent book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing[…]

April 20 2015

Today was my final day in Israel-Palestine. While the rest of the group will continue on for a few days, because of a engagement that I committed to before this trip, I will return home. Today included walking through an[…]

April 18 2015

Well today was interesting. Today began by heading towards the Halamish Settlement and the small village, Deir Niham. We went to talk with Gerard Horton and Salwa Duaibis of Military Court Watch and meet with some kids, and their families, who were detained by the Israeli[…]

April 17 2015

Day four is in the books. Today we hit a groove. Everyone’s energy has increased and it was  good blend of talking with folks and seeing some sites. We began the day with a great visit with the YWCA of Palestine where[…]

April 17 2015

Day three, check. Lots of talking, check. Whew, today we spent a good deal of time talking with folks. Our brains were full by the end of the day, but after a great dinner and fellowship, all was good. I[…]

April 15 2015

Jet-lag did not win the day! It was close though . . . Day Two was about beating jet-lag and setting some context for our conversations and visits over the next week. We began the day with a walking tour through Old[…]

April 14 2015

I made it. After 18 hours of travel time I landed safely in Tel Aviv and met up with my group in Jerusalem. Let the Israel-Palestine trip begin. The plane ride was quite the sociological goldmine with about 80+ 8th graders[…]

April 7 2015
#40WordPrayer on Justice — Bruce Reyes-Chow

#40WordPrayer on JUSTICE [God] expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry! — Isaiah 5:7b alt. The world is always crying for justice — from the prisons, from the streets, from the storms, from the soil, from the[…]

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