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Melissa Stek


Who Will We Choose to Be?

In this moment in history, the white American Church has a decision to make: whether or not we will choose to walk in the truth. We are rightfully - and belatedly - at a fork in the road, and we…

Refuse to be in Denial

(This post originally appeared at -- thanks to Melissa for her permissino to repost this important piece here at the Twelve.)Dear Church, I write to you to admit that I am a recovering racist, working to overcome the lies…

Holy Ground

Arizona, 2015 I lower myself down onto the dusty ground in the shade of a withering tree. Surrounded by nothing but rocks, shrubs, and long stretches of desert in every direction, I welcome the rest at this stopping point --…