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Reflections on Holy Week: Inspired by a Marginalized Voice

By Timothy Nixon As mentioned in “The Need for Marginalized Voices,” many of the GoTHs have read The Cross and the Lynching Tree from our participation in the Marginalized Voices book club. The connections and observations on race and theology … Continue reading

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The Beauty Before Us

By Katherine Gaines I’ve known Richmond for a while, growing up just an hour away with family in the city, and living in Oregon Hill this year has given me a greater appreciation for just how beautiful this city is. … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection

by Lauren Gustafson On Ash Wednesday I went to the 12:00 service then hopped in my car and drove to Yorktown. It was the best possible way to spend the first day of lent: reflecting on the beach. I drove … Continue reading

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Anticipating Silence

By Lauren Gustafson Tomorrow we fly up to Boston for our silent retreat at The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE). The word “silent” has been looming over our heads, it’s hovering in the moments we sit together quietly … Continue reading

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Love, Justice, and Dr. King

By Katherine Gaines In the marginalized voices book club, we’re reading James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree. We recently read a chapter on the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I had grown up knowing about Dr. King … Continue reading

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Anticipating transition

By Timothy Nixon Spring is often described as a period of beautiful transformation. Trees wake from their wintery nap and don their new green foliage. Flowers poke their stems through the ground and open their petals for the travelling bees. … Continue reading

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The Need for Marginalized Voices

By Celal Kamran This month at church, I have been leading a book group on The Cross and the Lynching Tree. The book is about the connection that is missed when we do not recognize the lynching tree through the … Continue reading

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