“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
These two books are my first attempts at writing to live it out, and to encourage others. The first book, Making Paper Cranes, came out of my time in seminary when I was exploring identity politics, feminism, and theology. The second book, Streams Run Uphill, came out of a desire to share what feminist theology looks like on the ground. I needed something that was rooted in the stories of other women struggling in the same endeavor.
I love both like they are my children - they are a strange part of me, and yet they have their own lives, genuine in all the mistakes and wrong turns, missteps in words, and epiphanies. Thank you for giving this work a chance.
So glad we could be here together even for a moment.
April 3, 2014
An open letter to Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton in response to the link in the post below: Dear Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton, You recently voiced your negative opinions regarding NY Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, for his decision to take 3 days paternity leave, the maximum allowed by Major […]
March 14, 2014
So thankful for the words and support, and honest engagement for those who’ve posted so far about #streamsrunuphill. It’s so hugely important to me that these writers and stories are heard widely in the church. Please spread the word so that the resource becomes available and known especially to those young women of color! Caryn […]
March 10, 2014
#Sundaychurch always produces a ton of fodder for blogging topics. Since I don’t preach on a regular basis I gorge on Word and Sacrament, and liturgy and music, symbols and light and…I just might burst at the seams with the richness of it all. But I have to get it down as soon as possible […]
March 5, 2014
This weekend came and went so fast. It seems like only last week I was sitting in the best Indian buffet in town with the Lutherans for lunch. There’s something just so … unifying about samosas but anyways I love the Lutherans – Jeff and Colleen. Jeff has been around for 8 years and Colleen […]
March 3, 2014
Where streams run uphill, there a woman rules. —Ethiopian proverb Happy Women’s History month! I’m also super happy to announce the release of Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color. After Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology (The Young Clergy Women Project) I felt like there needed to be something about ministry and […]