Author: Katelin H

Be the Light

Sometimes it feels like everything is just awful. Like things just can't get any worse.All around, we see division, anger, hatred. So much brokenness. So much injustice.Yet the Church has an opportunity in this moment. We have a chance to cast a vision...

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Rise Up…and Build!

The following is adapted from a brief address given at the 2017 All People Conference in Columbus, OH. The theme for the event was based on Nehemiah 2:18--"Rise Up...and Build!"UM Church for All People (C4AP) grew out of the relationship...

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Local Elections: Vote!

Tuesday is another election day.Are you registered? Do you know your polling place?I've always made it a point to vote in all elections, local and national, that were available to me, just on basic stubborn principle.

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Friday Fruit (11/3/17)

'ImageOn Fridays, BTSF offers links to other discussions about race & Christianity. It's an opportunity for you to read other perspectives, and for me to give props to the many voices leading the way...

Weekly Round Up:
These are some of BTSF's links of interest this week. What are yours?
Feel free to contribute your own links in the comments section, or submit items you feel should be included during the week. Self-promotion is encouraged.

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Creation Myths: Christopher Columbus

What we now accept as the true history of the United States in reality is comprised of decades of creation myths. After the American revolution, having separated ourselves from the rich history of Europe (and having sneered at this continent's indigenous histories to the point of annihilation), the newly formed United States found itself without a heritage with which to construct its new civilization. We were left without a history, without heroes or cultural icons. And the void needed to be filled. [...]

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