Some Thoughts on Race, Racism and Becoming Beloved Community

My Beliefs I guess the first thought out of my head, when thinking about race and racism is, “Can we all just take a breath...

A Church on Every Corner: The History of Protestant Christianity in One Neighborhood

Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, is small neighborhood with a long history. By the 1860’s there were (at least) 4 Protestant churches less than a mile...

Lessons From Our Past: A Conversation with John Harris on the History of the...

From February 2019... In honor of Black History Month and with the Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist coming up on February 16, I invited valued...

Growing relationships

On the evening of December 11, in a suburb of Columbus, a miracle took place. On this night, just under 170 people, some regular...

The two-edged sword of religion: How shall we use it?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, religion is “the belief and worship of a superhuman, controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” We...

Wisdom Enters: A take on the 13th Amendment punishment flaw

My earliest memory of Dr. Who, the British science-fiction television program, is at my grandmother’s house. One afternoon, as I was going through the...

“So… I leaned into my discomfort”

by Kate Haralson; Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, OH   If you’ve never heard of the Cincinnati Black Theater Company and Black Nativity before, you’re...

Christmases Past: Tales from a White Mom

In our house, Santa was Black. So were some angels, shepherds and wise individuals. The wise ones and shepherds were fairly simple to locate,...

Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue on Race and Racism

On November 17, 2018 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Westerville and Otterbein University hosted "Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue On Race and Racism--A...

How Ella Changed My World

Presented on November 17, 2018 at Otterbein University during “Finding Comfort in Discomfort:  A Cross-Racial Dialogue on Race and Racism”, a symposium and collaboration...