Author: Hillary Watson

Advent is Not for the Hopeful, it is for the Tenacious

This post is an excerpt from a sermon I preached Dec. 4. Find the full text here. This Advent, I’ve heard many Christians saying how excited they are for the season of hope and comfort. After the stress of the election and the beating 2016 has given us, they ask to avoid the dark things and focus on the hope. Continue reading Advent is Not for the Hopeful, it is for the Tenacious

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What’s the Difference between a Safety Pin and a Bonnet?

The safety pins came and went quicker than the ice bucket challenge, and were laughed off the internet stage with vitriol usually reserved for, well… Donald Trump. On Sunday morning, I saw several safety pins at church. On Sunday afternoon, my newsfeed was filled with enthusiastic condemnation of the same. Most of my queer, trans, nonwhite friends have been vocal and insultingly bitter about safety pins. They’ve also been witty and angry. Continue reading What’s the Difference between a Safety Pin and a Bonnet?

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What Changed on Tuesday was my Body

“We have to work harder,” I exhaled, clinging to my friend as I prepared to leave her apartment Tuesday night, the electoral count at 209-238. “Our friends are going to need us.” “I know,” she said, “I know.” I have a theological rationalization, a coping strategy, whatever you call it, and at most moments during  during daylight with friends I can insist we’ll get through four years of Trump with our uteruses in tact. […] Continue reading What Changed on Tuesday was my Body

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