Be back in February + Top posts of 2013
I'm taking a break from blogging so I can focus on intentionally listening to and learning from culturally-different voices. I'll be back in February -- hopefully both softer and sharper! In the meantime, here are the top posts from 2013:
THE 5 MOST READ POSTS
1. Singled Out: How Churches Can Embrace Unmarried Adults - the Seabiscuit of the group. Such a big issue -- and one that goes largely ignored. I'm glad I was able to contribute to the conversation.
2. Everything I Know About Racism I Learned in the Church - I wrote this while I was in Chengdu last July. It was strange to view the enormous response to this post from afar -- in a country where Christians are unencumbered by Western luxuries...like Christian blogs.
3. 7 Stages of White Identity - an excellent guest post by my friend Daniel Hill
4. Hello Sexism, Meet Racism: Intersectionality and the Super Bowl Halftime Show - By far the most controversial piece I wrote in 2013. Lots of people loved it. Lots of people hated it. I loved it and still love it.
5. People of Color Blog Too (25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading) - I can't wait to publish the 2014 version. There are so many great POC bloggers out there!
MY 5 FAVORITE POSTS
1. Everything I Know About Reconciliation I Learned in the Church - the second -- and in my opinion, superior -- part to the Everything I Know About Racism I Learned in the Church post.
2. Why Reconciliation Needs Justice - My plea for people to get serious about justice.
3. Privilege Says - I wrote this piece while I was on the elliptical one Sunday afternoon. It seemed effortless -- like the words came just from my soul and not at all from my head.
4. The Art of NOT Protesting - I'm preaching to myself on this one. (I'm preaching to you too.)
5. Hair: A Story of Mattering and Marginality - 15+ years later and this story still gives me goosebumps...and it motivates me go all out to make people in my community feel like they matter too.