Understanding Religious Trauma “It is a lie – any talk of God that does not comfort you.” – Meister Eckhart This profound statement by Meister Eckhart is one of my favorite quotes and starkly contrasts with the conceptions of God

Introduction: Rev. Paul Smith Rev. Paul Smith, was a revered mystic, teacher, author, and minister, that spent 49 years at the helm of Broadway Church in Kansas City, Missouri. His tenure at a church that transitioned from conservative Southern Baptist

  “Unconditional love is a state of perpetual forgiveness. Forgive upfront before things happen. Like love or gratitude Forgiveness is a state of consciousness.” ~ Rev. D Spotlighting Rev. Deborah L. Johnson (Rev. D)       Luminary of Forgiveness,

Searching for a Path My spiritual journey began at a young age in a landscape of rules, dogmas, and doctrines. As a sacred rebel, I struggled with my religious upbringing, and frequently challenged its mandates. I can hear the teenage

Tribute to the Queer Faith and Civil Rights Leadership of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray As we commemorate Black History Month, we believe it is essential to shine a light on the trailblazers who have significantly impacted both the civil rights