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5 Reasons to Go Process

I talk with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity on 5 reasons to go process theology.  Well, five big tenets of process theology. Catch our conversation here.


Black History Month Q & A

In honor of Black History Month, Patheos invited a half a dozen black thought-leaders and activists — today’s black history makers — to share their responses to six questions about their work, their inspiration, and the racial justice movement. Here, Claremont School of Theology Professor and AME minister Monica Coleman responds. The Rev. Dr. Coleman … More…


Faith and Depression at Christianity 21 Phoenix #C21PHX

  I had a great time speaking at Christianity 21 on January 22, 2015.  Christianity 21 discusses ways to live a better faith through 21 big ideas presented by 21 voices in 21 minutes each.  It was an amazing experience where I talked about how Christianity does and does not address the experiences of those who … More…


Online Altar Rails

I continue to blog for the New Media Project where we help religious leaders become theologically savvy about technology.  For the series on community formation and social media, I write about a recent loss, and turn to online communities for support. Here is an excerpt: Here, I’ve knelt for as long as I’ve needed—30 seconds … More…


The Black Church and Sexual Assault

Ebony.com recently featured a series on Sexual Assault and African American communities organized by colleague and survivor, Lori Robinson.  Lori has written an important book about surviving and healing from sexual assault.  She conducted an interview with me where I talk about how black churches can best respond to sexual assault in the community. Here … More…


Interview with Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond

This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I’m interviewing Wizdom Powell Hammond, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I met Wizdom Powell years ago at a conference. We quickly realized that we had several friends in common, and we starting chatting about work in … More…


4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living with Depression

Most churches could do a lot more to support people who live with mental illnesses. Many Christian teachings link health, wealth and faith in ways that can make anyone having a bad day feel like God has abandoned them. This feels all the more injurious to someone living with a mental-health challenge. This becomes particularly … More…


NOT ALONE comes to Indianapolis July 13

Indianapolis, here I come! I’ll be in Indianapolis on Sunday July 13! Psychologist and mind-body healer Kimberly Martin is hosting me for a reading and signing of NOT ALONE.  It’s free and open to the public.  If you are in town, or even nearby, I hope you can come out!  More info here. Sunday, July … More…


Life Support

As I came to accept that depression would be a part of life, I started to read about strategies for living successfully with depression. I connected with various advocacy organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Mental Health America (MHA).  I read the latest data and research – … More…


Virtual Book Tour with NOT ALONE

I’m going on Tour! A virtual book tour that is! Come join me as I stop by the following blogs talking about my book Not Alone, faith and depression. All before Ash Wednesday – to get ready for Lent and reading through Not Alone.         Thursday, February 27, 2014 Rhetoric, Race and … 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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