Race and Ethnicity

Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon, a former Sunday Magazine editor at The Denver Post and former associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the award-winning author of bridge-building books on faith, race and grace. She’s the author of the racial forgiveness memoir, My First White Friend (winner of the Christopher Award), a prayer memoir, I Told the Mountain to Move (2006 Book of the Year finalist at Christianity Today), a One Year® daily devotional study of Bible virtues, God’s Great Blessings, and a mother-daughter interfaith memoir, Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace. Her personal essays
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Michelle Van Loon

Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon’s heritage, spiritual hunger and storyteller’s sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is the author of 5 books, including her most recent works, Born To Wander: Recovering the Value of our Pilgrim Identity (Moody Publishers, 2018) and Moments and Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith (NavPress, 2016). She’s been a church communications director, served on staff at Trinity International University, and earned a graduate certificate from Northern Seminary. She’s married to Bill, and is mother to three and grandmother to two. Her writing
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Helen Lee

Helen is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches, specializing in topics such as challenging moms and parents to live counter-culturally, encouraging churches to more fully leverage their moms and kids for missional purposes, and helping all believers develop cultural and racial intelligence. Her experience includes speaking at the IF:Gathering, Rooted:Chicago, the Verge national conference, the Urbana Missions Conference, and at the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. What others say about Helen’s speaking: “As I listened to Helen present in her workshop for the MOPS International Convention, I was struck by how she made the whole audience feel like it
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