When To Love Your Echo Chamber

There's something to be said for listening to other voices, especially if your goal is to be a peacemaker (not a peace keeper -- there's a difference) in this world. Stepping outside of our echo chambers is important so we can understand perspectives different from our own. The learning out there beyond our boundaries can be invaluable, and we are more likely to initiate the change we want to see in the world when we travel beyond our nice, safe personal borders. 

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Meekness As A Form of Resistance

The idea of meekness in western culture has taken on an unfortunate connotation of weakness. There is hardly even a virtue that we admire that remotely mimics the virtue of meekness. Far from being weak, a meek person is the person who endures undesirable circumstances, with the understanding that it's all part of a bigger plan. 

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How To Be An Ally

We all have our own special perch on the privilege ladder; as a white, straight, cis-gendered American-born woman, I’m pretty much one step down from the top of the heap. So while I experience some marginalization, I still have a lot of privilege, and with that comes a lot of responsibility and a lot of power. How can I use that power for good, especially when I want to be an ally to those who are more marginalized than me, like my black, Muslim, or gay friends?

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4 Tips To Be A Social Media Peace Maker

We've all experienced it -- the social media flurry of combative statements, over-generalizations, and heated arguments. Probably, you've already been unfriended by a person or two. Social justice is important to you, but Jesus told us that peacemakers are blessed -- so how do we stand up for what for what we believe, and still be the peacemaker that Jesus calls blessed?

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