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    Thanks for stopping by! I’m a Christian author and publishing professional who writes about race and ethnicity, parenting, missional living, and faith and culture. I am the marketing director at InterVarsity Press and am a wife and mother of three boys. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter so we can get connected!

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A Call for Tough-Mindedness: MLK, Jr. Day, 2018

Here is a short talk I gave at Naperville Covenant Church yesterday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I was honored to speak alongside my longtime…

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Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All

Here is a post I did for CT Women’s #AmplifyWomen series. It begins: “For my 14-year-old son, the word ‘needle’ used to evoke feelings of pain. But last Saturday,…

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The Case for Diversity On Your Conference Stage

Recently there was a brouhaha on social media about the most recent Christian conference to feature an all-white speaker lineup. Laura Turner addressed this latest incident in her Religion…

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My “Fresh Off the Boat” Dilemma

I want to be a fan. I want to be a hater. And therein lies the problem. If you follow current developments in network television, you might have…

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