Melting hearts

"Meeting the incarcerated men, sharing conversation and learning with them was a transformative and liberating experience for me. ... Mass incarceration became more than an issue I studied, and criminal justice reform more than a need for which I advocated."

Listening and learning

"As the articles in this issue reflect, our LGBTQIA+ siblings are not so 'other.' They are our family members, church members, co-workers and friends who are loved by the God who created them."

Called to imagine

"Rather than deny our own capacity to help, let us explore the resources we have and imagine new ways we might meet the needs before us."

Seeking the perfect match

"In this summer books issue, we’ve curated book reviews and recommendations that we hope meet the needs of your soul. Picking a book from these pages might still be like going on a date. But we hope it’s more like a match set up by a good friend. Happy reading!"

Disability awareness and advocacy

Who have we unintentionally excluded? What barriers keep the full body of Christ from gathering and participating? Whose voices are we talking over? Whose gifts and leadership remain untapped?

Nature personified 

In adrienne maree brown’s futuristic short story “the river,” a Detroit girl makes extra money by taking passengers on boat tours.