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The Moyo blog features diverse voices and perspectives related to our topics.

Luke 14:12—"We're There to Walk With Them"

Posted February 20, 2017
Amy Dodson-Watts, Executive Director of Nashville's Luke 14:12, discusses the importance of knowing what is ours to do and what is not ours to do in social justice work.

Maureen O'Sullivan: "That's Vulnerable"

Posted January 30, 2017
Today on The Feed, Maureen O'Sullivan recalls an encounter she had with a mother of an autistic child who felt guilty for her child's condition. Maureen O'Sullivan is President and Founder of Mindful Toys, a Nashville toy store dedicated to finding the best products for the development and unique learning needs of every child.

Maureen O'Sullivan: Back to Basics

Posted January 18, 2017
Today on The Feed, Maureen O'Sullivan discusses the importance of retaining the fundamentals of parenting in an age inundated with technology. Maureen O'Sullivan is President and Founder of Mindful Toys, a Nashville toy store dedicated to finding the best products for the development and unique learning needs of every child.

The Valued Child

Posted December 22, 2016
Today on The Feed, Joanna Cummings, Pastor to Children and Families at The Village United Methodist Church (Nashville, TN), discusses the importance of valuing children's gifts and contributions to their own and our spiritual awareness and development. During the Advent season, we share the story of our God who came to us in human form, wrapped in swaddling cloth, vulnerable to...

Taylor Davenport: Leaving Well

Posted December 8, 2016
Today on The Feed, Taylor Davenport discusses the importance of successfully integrating into our daily lives all that we learn from our involvement in justice-oriented work, specifically in light of her experience at Project Transformation.

Paul Mego: Separation of Church and State

Posted October 19, 2016
  Today on The Feed, Dr. Paul A. Mego shares his understanding of the separation of church and state, and why that can be such a tough issue to understand and accept.        

Living in a Failure Averse Culture

Posted September 27, 2016
Today on The Feed, Dean of Duke Divinity School Elaine Heath discusses the pivotal role of learning to fail in achieving success. Churches must embrace the knowledge that we must at times fail in order to innovate new and vibrant forms of community.

Lament, Converse, & Act. #BlackLivesMatter

Posted September 22, 2016
Today on The Feed, we remember that in times of tragedy and injustice, it is important to lament, converse, and act.       Lament   “My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick...   I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me.” (Jeremiah 8:18, 21)   When tragedy befalls us, we must lament. Lament allows us to express...

Frank Rogers: Cultivating Compassion Amidst Polarizing Politics

Posted September 6, 2016
This week on The Feed, Dr. Frank Rogers Jr. discusses the central role of compassion in political discourse. Dr. Frank Rogers Jr. is the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy at the Claremont School of Theology and co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion.

What Will The Other Sheep Think?

Posted August 16, 2016
Kent H. Roberts is a Dallas attorney, church archivist, and author of The Strength of a Free Mind: Meditations for the Accused, a book based on his experiences in the criminal justice system. When they built the sanctuary that I worship in, the senior pastor at the time asked that words of the parable of the lost sheep be painted in gold letters at the top of the wall. In that...