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Benedictory

A charge to remember

In this last interview, Cannon articulates a thought, quoting Morrison: “there is always ‘a before’ that makes a beginning possible.” This afternoon, I charge you to re-member by recalling the “before” that makes this day possible.

Book Reviews

Call Us What We Carry: Poems

"This is more than a poetry book; it is an experience. Gorman employs form and structure to accompany each poem’s meanings and emphases."

If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I?

Parker argues that White supremacy’s influence, while subtle, has left the vast majority with a deeply immature understanding of the breath of God, which prevents us from fully understanding God’s identity and being in relationship with the Divine.

Outlook Features

Are White Christians ready for Black women’s voices?

Black women in theological and ecclesial spaces are what sociologist Patricia Hill Collins refers to as “the outsider within.” These spaces were not built for our leadership. They were designed to be organized and controlled by men, often White men in particular. Black women exist within these spaces but often never fully as insiders.

Rest as resistance and refuge

Activist, artist, and public theologian Tricia Hersey looks at the radical biblical instruction to rest and how claiming it can be a form of resistance.

God of the Black Woman

We call on your protection — from spaces that do not always apprehend the image of God in us, from systems that do not uphold our dignity.

six Black women pose.

Trust Black Women

Trust Black Women. Builders of cities and nations. Women from ancient of days. Queens — Nzinga, Nefertiti, Sheba, and Cleopatra.

“Tell It Anyway”

In 1974, Katie Geneva Cannon was the first Black woman to be ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, an antecedent denomination of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Trust your voice

I come from a family of hard-working, God-fearing women. Several of my grandmother’s sisters were domestic workers — daytime housekeepers and caregivers..

Editorials

From the Archives

4 years ago — “She dared to say yes”

Published in 2018, “She dared to say yes” is by Rev. Robina Winbush, the first Black woman to serve as associate stated clerk of the PC(USA) and as director of ecumenical relations.

Insights columns

Outlook Standard Lessons

Podcast Review

Tech Watch

Tech watch: TikTok

As a seventh-grader, TikTok is my favorite social media app because it is super fun and interactive.

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