Category: Blog

Download the first chapter of Fat and Faithful

This is a photo from my childhood  – I am standing with a neighbor of ours, Ms. Trudy. She and her sister whom she lived with – Ms. Mattie – were like grandmothers to me. They taught us how to make pickles and their…

Wild Goose Festival

Join me at Wild Goose Festival this July!

Book Quotes

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Fat & Faithful Podcast

I co-host  podcast with Amanda Martinez Beck. Our podcast is also called Fat and Faithful that you can find wherever you listen to your podcasts. Or, you can listen online at: : http://fatandfaithful.libsyn.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @fatandfaithful Amanda and I send…

A Mother’s Body

A friend asked me to share her story with you – and I am delighted to do so. Valerie is a new mom to a darling little boy.  She, like most of us, has struggled with her body image but is finding joy in…

Catching Up

It is past time for an update on my faith and fatness work. Here’s what I’ve been up to since I last shared with you: I am writing a book! Fortress Press and Theology for the People will be publishing my book on Fatness…

Size-Accessible Church

I was afraid there wouldn’t be a baptismal robe large enough to fit me.

God Loves Fat Bodies As They Are

I had the privilege of writing an article for Christianity Today this week. This article first appeared on October 14, 2015 on Her.Meneutics In all of my remembered days, two truths remain constant: I believe in God, and I am fat. While there have been seasons…

Best Christian Book of The Year: The Holy War on Fat

I have no problem advocating for people to take care of their bodies as well as they can. I just believe that including “weight loss” in that care speaks more to our cultural obsession with thinness than it does to physical, mental, or spiritual health.

Beach Body

J Nicole Morgan writes about body acceptance in the Christian church

If you have a body, it’s beach ready.

The Resurrected Jesus Eats

“The embodied Christ risen again. Not a spirit. Not an imagination. Not some new form. His body was dead and now his body is alive. Resurrection. Restoration. The body is important and it came back, too.”

Holy Week and tender care for The Body

“Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome brought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.”