Our First Practice

Our First Practice
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“Who tells you who you are in ways you cannot walk away from?” ~ Rev. Yvonne Delk As a friend and I sat chatting on a bench in Copley Square on a summer evening a few years ago, we were distracted by a fight breaking out a short distance from us. Young white men were...
Covenantal Ethics

Covenantal Ethics
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I was late and I hadn’t done the homework. I had meant to but my retail job and full-time classes thwarted my intentions. Or so I told myself. Earlier in the week, I had signed my name to the bottom of the “commitment card,” and handed it over to Brother Eduardo, lead...
Whole/Holy King

Whole/Holy King
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This won’t be any big surprise for those of you who are writers, but we struggle at Be the Love for our posts to be worthy. Whatever we seek to write about, it often feels like everything has already been said. What could we possibly add? This couldn’t be...
The Ferguson in Us

The Ferguson in Us
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Having grown up in a staunchly Calvinist church tradition, I am deeply familiar with worship that assumes my sinfulness. It was a relief as a young adult to find faith traditions that assume my goodness because this better matched my self-understanding. Today,...