Preacher, teacher, mother, professor, writer, painter, drummer, clutter-spreader. I’m also a white woman who wants to help other white people talk about race.
As a scholar, I’ve been studying how to speak with white people about racism for the past twelve years, focusing on racial identity development and narrative as two ways of helping whites come to understand our continuing participation in the historic legacy of slavery and racism in the United States.
I teach preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where I am associate professor of homiletics (the study of preaching). Some of the other courses I teach include: Difficult Conversations, Communication for Ministries of Social Justice, Preaching about Racism, Preaching and Storytelling, and Good News in Harry Potter.
Originally as a way of putting dense ideas from my PhD work into another format, this website is also a place where I post sermons from time to time and other reflections. Thanks for joining the conversation!