Author Archives: Angie

Lenten reflection – on shame

“If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection – on sacrifice

At 10 years old, a boy named Eliseo Medina left Mexico to join his father who was an immigrant farm worker in the San Joaquin Valley in California. When he was 12, Eliseo dropped out of school to join his … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection – on joy

A tree crashed through the roof of my house and a tornado tore off the roof of the church I pastor on the same stormy night last month. God did that, I’m told. Or Satan did. Depends on who you … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection – on grace

Lent is said to be a time for introspection and laying bare the warped ways of our wayward souls; a time for laying our cards on the table, admitting at least to ourselves that we have stacked the deck, cheated … Continue reading

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Standing on Holy Ground

Walking from Selma to Montgomery, thousands of people from all over the country. Old folks on canes and in wheelchairs, children in strollers, college students with boundless energy. Whites, Blacks, Latinos. They crossed the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection – on forgiveness

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah . . . I will put my law within them, and I will write it … Continue reading

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Gracias a Dios

Eighty people stand in a circle outside a church in Northport. Arms crossed, hands clasped. Latino, black, white. Invited to share their vision for a beautiful Alabama, voices ring out.   Dignity, dignidad.   Life without fear, vivir sin miedo. Peace, faith,  strength to … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection – on anger

The National Football League announced this week that it has levied severe penalties on the “bounty” system, a locker-room game where players got informal bonuses for vicious hits on the other team’s most valuable players. Injure a player, win $1,000; … Continue reading

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Reflections on Beloved’s 12th Year

Dear Beloveds, In the last year, we have been transformed by abrupt changes in the world around us.  First, tornados blasted through our lives on April 27.  Immediately we struck out to the homes of our members, and to the … Continue reading

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No Turning Back: Alabama Anti-Immigrant Laws Unite Opposition

Originally featured on Sojourners God’s Politics Blog We lost a bitter legislative battle this year, as Alabama Legislators voted to make the nation’s most toxic anti-immigrant law more poisonous than anyone imagined. Added to the notorious HB 56 is a requirement that … Continue reading

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