Feeling all the Feelings

by Carolyn Roncolato This week I started a new job after being the primary care giver for our son for the past year. This was also Ben’s first week of daycare. Day one he seemed to feel ok. Day two, not so much. I returned to a poor sweet worn out baby, sitting in a…

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WISDOM CRIES OUT IN THE STREET

by Carolyn Roncolato The black students of University of Missouri have been on my heart these last two weeks. I am moved by their bravery, their wisdom, their furry, and their joy in the fight against deep and pervasive racism. Their struggle for justice calls to mind one of my favorite images from the Hebrew…

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A NEW INTEREST IN HEAVEN

by Carolyn Roncolato I often invite students to bring to class their most befuddling theological question. This week a friend asked me what mine is- I quickly answered “the afterlife.” Though I have never had a sufficient explanation for or understanding of the afterlife, I never worried that much about it. It felt like one of…

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BLACK MOTHER GOD

By Carolyn Roncolato We are an adoptive family. Our son is black and my partner and I are white. This has been a particularly intense year to be white parents of an African American boy and to deal with the complexities of transracial adoption. It seems that every week there is yet another story of…

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CO-CREATING A NEW WAY

By Carolyn Roncolato My partner and I tried to get pregnant for seven years- seven years of waiting, doctor’s visits, tests, medications, treatments, special diets, etc. I prayed ceaselessly, not so much for a baby as for an answer to what to do. I am a process feminist theologian who on most days is comforted…

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