wgafney's blog

Crucifixion and Sexual Violence

Would the Romans have really respected the human dignity and religious conventions of Jesus while crucifying him - and therefore draped his genitals as we see in so much religious art? What effect would crucifying victims in the nude have on their psyches and those of their death witnesses? What effect has the Church's cover-up of the cross and our crucifixes had on our theologies?

H.A.M. Hard As A Mother (In Israel)

I prepared this meditation for the Logan Legacy Prayer Breakfast, celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Canon Thomas Wilson Stearly Logan, the longest lived priest of African descent in the Episcopal Church who died at the age of 100, at the request of the committee who assigned me the theme of "Engendering Prophecy" from the story of Deborah.

The Logan Legacy