Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago this week one of the largest protests in American history took place, The Great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march incorporated many speakers, including the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial, almost 100 years after millions of slaves were emancipated by President Lincoln, and declared "I have a dream..."

These are my reflections... 

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The Church and our LGBT Brothers and Sisters (Part 1)

I'm beginning a series on the Church and our LGBT brothers and sisters. It's a three-parter. The first post will focus on the current atmosphere in the United States when it comes to equality, as well as my personal experiences that helped lead to my position on equality.​ The second post will focus on Matthew Vines' Reformation Project, a new organization working towards ending homophobia in the Church. The final post will be my thoughts on why the Church needs to rethink how it addresses the LGBT community, particularly LGBT Christians. 

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Spotlight on Justice: Preemptive Love Coalition

During the Justice Conference last month, my husband Rich sat in on the pre-conference presentation by Jeremy Courtney, founder of Preemptive Love Coalition. PLC is an organization that provides lifesaving heart surgeries for children in Iraq. Rich was so moved by Courtney’s story that we decided right then and there to contribute. 

After publishing my reflections on the Justice Conference, I connected with Preemptive Love Coalition Communication Director, Matt Willingham (who Rich and I actually met briefly at the PLC booth at the conference - super nice guy!). He was kind enough to answer my questions below. It is my prayer that those reading this will consider supporting Preemptive Love Coalition and spread the word about their amazing work. The more people who get involved, the more hope there will be for the tens of thousands of children still waiting for surgeries. 

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