Articles by 2018

I recently revisited an old post on my blog, and I was struck by how relevant it still is and how helpful it might be to post it again. Surrounded as we are by sales pitches, hysterical rhetoric, and outright... Continue...

Nikki and Jamal were not married but had a child already. Without a steady job or solid support structure, the news that they were pregnant again was not exactly welcomed. They resolved to pursue an abortion. When they arrived at... Continue...

The story of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is filled with paradoxes. That is the major finding of the recently released “Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.” The same faculty who supported... Continue...

When Indiana passed a law in 2016 banning abortions on the basis of sex, race, or disability, Planned Parenthood immediately challenged it in court. Federal courts have enjoined the law, ruling that the right to an abortion supersedes the right... Continue...

Many years ago, I read a sentence that caught my breath and brought tears to my eyes. It was as if, in it, I could read my future.   “Pity weeps and walks away, but compassion stays to suffer.”  ... Continue...

This year marks the 15-year anniversary of former President George W. Bush signing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Here are five facts you should know about this historic global health relief effort. 1. The President's Emergency Plan... Continue...

“Yes!” We high-fived each other as we surprised our children with another annual night out in the “Minivan Express.” For many years, we’ve laid a “golden ticket” on our kids’ pillows to find as they climbed into bed. Much like... Continue...

On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai appeared before the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing to discuss Google’s practices in privacy, data collection, government projects, anti-trust regulations, and recent security breaches. Google has been under intense scrutiny for a project... Continue...

Richard Braceful remembers getting letters about his kids from his wife, Selena, during his incarceration. She would tell him how tightly they were holding on to their Christmas presents—even six months after the holiday. Richard—now a Detroit, Mich., pastor—smiles when... Continue...

In November 1999, my husband Craig and I received the glorious news that we were expecting our first baby. We couldn’t have been more excited. Of course, we immediately notified our family and friends and sprung into full baby preparedness... Continue...