Why Christians should know about #blackgirlsrock

There are weeks that are just busier than others. Then there are weeks where someone else honestly says better than me what needs to be said. With that in mind…

Why I’m not here for #whitegirlsrock

Read, reflect and consider what the Christian community contributes to this kind of conversation. We may not be gracing the covers of magazines or headlining in movies but we certainly need to do a better job of lifting up the voices of all people in every situation. I have been a part of more diversity committees than I could count at this point. On several best intentions were present. On some, they were a smokescreen for the deeply rooted sexism and racism that was not about to change any time soon. All have been ministry or Christian education related. I wonder how we might re-write the above referenced article about ministry. I dream of a time when we don’t have to.

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About Amy Jacober

Amy Jacober (PhD, Fuller Seminary) is a youth ministry veteran with ministry and teaching experience. She focuses on practical theology, urban ministry, theology & disability, and marginalized communities. She is a volunteer youth worker in her church and community, lead consultant with Youth Ministry Architects and serves on the Young Life Capernaum national board. In her free time she can be found playing with her three young children, husband, and oversized dog.