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God Help Us – Good* White Christian


White pseudo-supremacy is that systemic, it’s that invisible – it’s something that we can’t all see, but it’s happening nonetheless. In this episode, Annie talks with Kerry Connelly, a writer, Certified Life Coach, author of the blog Jerseygirl, JESUS, and host of the podcast White on White, which reimagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. Kerry […]

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Our God Who is in All, through All, and with All.


We say God is grandmother and they say God is father. You say God is dove and she says God is goose. He says God is superhero and I agree. I want God to hold me, and God can. You want God to free you, and God does. They want God to fight for them, […]

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Seeing Color


Originally posted on Reconciling Ministries Network blog on April 1, 2013. A couple weeks ago, my bestie came to visit. There are a lot of things I truly love about Mike, but right now, my favorite has to be his boundless passion for podcasts. As we drove up to the family beach house, we listened […]

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Storytelling


The other night I had a great chat with Liz Purdy about stories. Specifically, having lived in a place that is not your own, and sharing the story of that place once you’ve left. There’s only so much witness you can give to a time and a place when you’re not present there. I’ve been […]

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No, not we as in us. WE as in US.


English could really learn a lesson or two from Indonesian, and I’ll tell you why. Not only can plurals be expressed by saying a noun twice (child-child = children), but there are two ways to say “we,” an inclusive term and an exclusive one. Let us turn to the 1993 classic, “Sleepless in Seattle” for […]

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So, Are You Married?


Oh, sorry, was that too personal? Too much, too soon? While it’s not something that we usually ask strangers in the US, it’s a pretty typical get-to-know-you question here in Indonesia. In the US, we more often ask people, “What do you do?” as we tend to attempt to understand who people are based on […]

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>> Walking-walking >>


It was raining when I woke up last Saturday, and after laying on the couch, reading for most of the morning and then killing a nasty spider while cleaning my room, the rain had subsided and I felt it was time to get out of the house for awhile. Appropriately attired in a terribly attractive […]

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A Brief Lesson in Bahasa Indonesia


While I am not by any means an expert in Bahasa Indonesia (the language of Indonesia) I find it very interesting, and would like to share a little bit of the little that I know. I AM SO SORRY if any of this is inaccurate. Just so you know. GENERAL INFO: Indonesian has its roots […]

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"Amigovio"


Friend with benefits, or, as my profesora explained in class, “un amigo que tiene derechos especiales…entiendes?” Best spanish word ever.

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