Birthing: an Advent Reflection

The final article in my four-part series on Advent from the perspective of pregnancy.  As I think about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, I can’t help but to think about the process of giving birth.  Here I reflect on both spiritual and physical birth as I try to imagine Mary’s experience with Jesus.

Birth is messy and unpredictable. And yet this is the message of the gospel. That we cannot predict who or how God will call us be in the world. And we don’t know how things will end.

See full article here

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.

Read 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.

Read More