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Letting God Out: The Process of Becoming Anti-Racist

“Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack… in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” These words from Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” sometimes surface for me in unexpected moments. When they do, I often think something to the effect of, “that sounds nice… I should try it sometime.” But I’m not sure I know exactly […]

Ash Wednesday 2021

I watch as snow drifts down like ash. At first it’s beautiful and surprising – snow in Austin! The last time I remember a significant snow was just after moving here twelve years ago. We had a snow of 2-3 inches that year, just enough for the kids to build a tiny snowman on the […]

Breathing in Beloved Community

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner spoke his final words, and these words later became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement: “I can’t breathe.” There is something, though, that you may not know about these words. The illegal choke hold that the police officer used to pin him to the sidewalk was […]

‘I Go, To Prepare a Place for You’

“My VP looks like me!”  This chant of celebration and inspiration is one that I wholeheartedly embody.  It fills me with joy to recall that historic moment when Kamala Harris became Madame Vice President, setting a precedent of terminology and representation.  Equal jubilation and pride were felt when the first national youth poet laureate, Amanda […]

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. On the first day of the new semester, […]


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