Yesterday I read the following tweet from Mark Driscoll: And when I read it, I let out a huge sigh. Because of all the people Driscoll could’ve chosen from the genealogy of Jesus to make his point, he just had to pick Tamar. As a woman, I get tired of people—especially influential men—picking on Tamar.Read More A Tribute to Tamar
. George Lucas struggled for 23 years to make the movie “Red Tails.” The film is inspired by the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military aviators to see combat, during World War II. The film is patriotic, inspirational, and action-packed. It stars Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr.Why? Because it features […]Read More Go See ‘Red Tails’ This Weekend!
. This weekend our nation celebrates one of our history’s greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Earlier this week, my friend Kristy mentioned a blog post featuring a quote from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” I had heard quotes from the letter before, things like, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” […]Read More Thoughts on MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’
. Naming babies is a sacred affair in Indian Hindu culture. Ten days after a baby is born, the extended family conducts an elaborate naming ceremony known traditionally as Namakaran Sanskar. The name of the child is carefully chosen by a specific family member (which can vary regionally). But what if the name your family […]Read More Removing the Shame of a Name
. Yesterday my kids and I drove past a retirement center. My oldest son asked me what it was. I tried to explain the concept of retirement to him: that many people save money throughout their lifetime with the hope that they won’t have to work to support themselves when they are older. I struggled […]Read More This is the Duty of Our Generation
Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1961, thirteen Americans—7 black, 6 white—departed Washington, D.C., on Greyhound and Trailways buses with the intent of challenging Jim Crow travel laws in the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders. Eventually 450 different people—75% of them under the age of 30—would take part in the months-long journey. Their final […]Read More Don’t Miss ‘Freedom Riders’ Tonight
TIME magazine recently interviewed Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, founder of Barefoot College. He shared: “We work a lot in Africa. Men are ambitious and restless, and all they want is a certificate. And the moment you give them a certificate, they leave the village and go to the city. So we began training illiterate rural grandmothers […]Read More The Power Of Grandmothers