As I listened to the first few minutes of President Barack Obama's speech on Saturday in Selma, Ala., I caught myself clapping my hands lightly at the mention of Diane Nash and Amelia Boynton. His mention of women wasn't a surprise; in 2015, it is the politically correct and expected thing to do, and it offers a slight corrective to the long history of eclipsing women's roles in the civil rights movement.
At the Intersection
At the Intersection: I've spent a lot of time in faith circles exclusively made up of women, and in each circle, stories of brokenness have abounded.
At the Intersection: I'm conflicted between the comfort I find in the worship experience and the discomfort I feel knowing how much my politics can differ.
At the Intersection: The least valued people in society are again the ones working hardest for the humanity of all of us.
At the Intersection: I'm starting to think Christian resistance to acceptance of transgender people has a lot to do with how we think of God.
At the Intersection: The former megachurch pastor thinks that from his vantage point, he can advise "parents of all races."
If demons and Jesus cannot coexist, perhaps one way to overcome the demonization of blackness is to challenge our images of Christ.
At the Intersection: White Christian leaders of all denominations might need to repent for not doing enough to dismantle racism.
At the Intersection: A father who used social media to discipline his 10-year-old daughter who was lying about her age presented some things for me to consider.
At the Intersection: I've branded myself as a woman living at the intersections of Christianity, race and feminism, but I wonder how much longer that description will be true.