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He Would Have Adored Her

He called too early in the morning. Every year on my birthday. My father called to tell me happy birthday. And to tell me that he held me first. “We saw that your hair was black. And I held you first.” “I know Daddy.” This year marks ten years since my father died. He was … More…


We Die Daily

We die daily. This is what I told a student in the summer continuing education class I teach on Process Theology as Spiritual Liberation. She asked, “What about life after death?” And my first response, without much thought came in these three words: “We die daily.” “And,” I continued, “we rise again.” It’s a core … More…


Los Angeles Review of Books lauds Bipolar Faith

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn truly floored me with this review of Bipolar Faith in the Los Angeles Review of Books NOT SINCE MAYA ANGELOU’S I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has an autobiography chronicled an African-American woman’s journey from trauma to joyousness as boldly and vividly as Monica A. Coleman’s Bipolar Faith. Coleman — a professor of theology and … More…


A Faith That Liberates T-Shirts Available

I’ve been wearing this t-shirt on the #BipolarFaith tour and many of you have asked how you can get one too. So now you can. I’m making these available for a limited time: until FEBRUARY 25! Soft t-shirt, 100% cotton, short sleeved and long sleeves and youth sizes! Click here!  


NOT ALONE on Seat Syllabus

Honored to see that my book NOT ALONE: REFLECTIONS ON FAITH AND DEPRESSION is mentioned in #SeatSyllabus from women of color under age 30.  Based on the “Seat the Table” album by Solange, Seat Syllabus is curated by Candice Benbow, Elle Magazine and Melissa Harris-Perry and the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University . Thank you … More…


Bipolar Faith on Los Angeles Review of Books Radio

So honored to be in conversation with Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn with Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) about #BipolarFaith. We had a lively conversation on a lot of the things that didn’t make it into the book and why there’s so much music in the book. Shouts out to my writing inspirations and the AME … More…


Bipolar Faith Receives 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award

Honored that BIPOLAR FAITH has received a 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award in the Biography/ Memoir category for the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. This year’s … More…


Religion Dispatches Interview on Bipolar Faith

“History and culture and race and family and genetics and trauma and fear all factor into what cause mental health challenges. Class, education and privilege may make a difference with accessing healthcare, but they don’t protect one from the angst of these conditions.” Interview with Religion Dispatches of University of Southern California about Bipolar Faith. … More…


Bipolar Faith feature in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jennifer Frayer-Griggs wrote a great feature in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bipolar Faith is graceful and heartbreaking “You can die of grief.” This is the first sentence of the Rev. Monica A. Coleman’s memoir, “Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey With Depression and Faith.” And with that first sentence, Ms. Coleman knits together her experiences of family … More…


Sojourners Magazine, Bipolar Faith and World Mental Health Day

“Too blessed to be stressed” is one of the phrases that I think the church should erase from its vocabulary “What I like is that in the stories of Jesus healing people, there are other people around. These aren’t private sessions; it’s very much a communal act. Mental health is a public health issue.” Talking … More…


Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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