Back to School through a lens

Back to School through a lens

by Ralen Robinson The new school year is fast approaching. This time pre-COVID, we would be inundated with back to school commercials, sales for school supplies, pictures of children wearing their new clothes on the first day back. Yet, this school year looks different. New regulations and guidelines are being imposed. Options for online learning […]

How are you?

How are you?

by: Ralen Robinson  It’s okay not to be okay. The other day I was in Trader Joes getting groceries when I ran into someone I knew. In our conversation, they asked, “How are you doing?” And I responded, “okay.” Yet, that response was far from how I was doing. I was stressed from work and […]

#Metoo: A litany for speaking out or not

#Metoo: A litany for speaking out or not

by Elizabeth McBride We offer this #metoo litany as a way to lift our voices together in solidarity with women and girls who have said “me too.” God of the matriarchs, we pray for all the women and girls who are survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault. We bravely choose to share our stories […]

Boldcafe: Truth

Boldcafe: Truth

July 2020 THINK by Sunday Saari A student uses her voice and talent to advocate against sexual assualt. Read more Faith reflections: The truths we tell by Sara Olson-Smith A pastor shares how to support victims of sexual assualt. Read more

Boldcafe Podcast: Me too

Faith Reflections: The truths we tell

by Sara Olson-Smith Our memories are strange things. When we think we’ve got things filed nicely away in the back of the drawer, something yanks them out, scattering piles of memories like paper across a desk. Sometimes those rediscovered memories are a blessing, like when a song on the radio reminds you of a fabulous […]

THINK

THINK

by Sunday Saari I walked down the street on the way to meet my friend for dinner and noticed a lovely summer sunset. It was a street I had walked down hundreds of times before. As I passed a church on the usually crowded street, I noticed three men tumble out of the bar up […]

12 faith practices for racial justice

12 faith practices for racial justice

by Judith Roberts “. . . for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and […]

Boldcafe Podcast: Hope

Faith Reflections: Feels like Good Friday

by Angela Khabeb A few weeks ago, the gospel text for the third Sunday of Easter was the familiar story of The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35). I’ve heard this story throughout my life and preached it many times. But encountering this familiar story through a COVID-19 lens is a game-changer. Walking on the […]