Type in words or a phrase and click 'Search'

“Of Opiates and Provocateurs”

Scripture: Acts 17:22-31
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC
May 3, 2020

“Jesus, too, was a revolutionary. Jesus, too, believed in material, not just spiritual,
change. But Jesus’ revolution starts with the power that infuses each of us with the
capacity to love and to be loved.

That love revolution was changing people from the inside/out in the wake of Jesus’
death and resurrection. That’s not about religion, that’s about transformation, that’s
about faith.

Faith was changing the way they lived together. The conditions of their lives were
beginning to reflect the nature of their deep connections to each other—mutual
regard, trust, wonder, generosity, but most of all equity—equity is different than

Watch the sermon live streamed here.

Latest Blog Post

Do You See It Yet, White America?

Can you see it? Are any more white people waking up out there? Do you see what’s going on, what has been going on?  Do you see it now? If I hear one more white person say: “Why is all this bad stuff happening to Black people, it just doesn’t make sense,” I might resort to one of the temper tantrums I use to throw when I was five years old. For the love of God, everything that is happening—EVERYTHING makes perfect sense when you acknowledge the depth and power of white supremacy culture and patriarchy:  The chaotic and dangerous...

Continue Reading


Book-Related Events


Check out information about using Marcia’s books and other writing for retreats, workshops, experiential learning, and study. From an exploration of the human body, to pressing questions about big-time sports, to transformational work around race and power you can find ways to explore and grow in your church, classroom, retreat, or community group.

Learn More

Sports Reform

Sports are a mirror for us to see ourselves and some of the most pressing issues of our time. Marcia visits campuses, congregations, and community contexts to unpack how race, gender, higher education, and religion impact sports and American society. Marcia and John, advocates for sports justice and players rights, also speak and facilitate conversations on the need for reform in revenue sports today.

Learn More


Marcia works with communities who are exploring race and power with an eye toward transformation and healing. She also facilitates and consults in academic, ecclesial, and community contexts on difficult issues like sexual violence, religious difference, abuse of power, gender, and embodiment.

Learn More

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an opportunity to explore your life from a spiritual/theological perspective. Sacred attentiveness to the way God is at work in your struggles and your hopes and dreams defines this practice. Spiritual Direction is distinctive from other forms of counseling and therapy in its focused attentiveness to spiritual questions in an environment of sacred listening and noticing.

Learn More


Healing is the heart of the work that I do.

Pastoring, spiritual direction, writing, preaching, teaching, facilitating and consulting, leading retreats, and advocacy shape my vocation both inside and beyond the church and academy.

I am glad you found your way here. I look forward to hearing from you.