by Kelly Pelton

Let the seekers seek but also proclaim what we find
to those too discouraged/disheartened to search for the truth,
to those who are fearful of being humiliated, leaving
behind them the wondrous curiosity of their youth.

Let us process, synthesize, rephrase, distill to all
the insights of scholars and prophets who've gone before,
intently, prayerfully translating ideas to Christians
too busy to notice this ideological war.

Let us speak and write and dance and paint and sing,
expressing the truth in easy-to-understand ways
so that gender equity throughout the body of Christ
can conquer abuse in this institutional maze.