Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche (she/her/hers) has a complicated relationship with Jesus. She lives a hyphenated life as a second generation Indian American raised in a devout Hindu household. She is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the ELCA and currently serves as the Digital Campus Pastor at University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto, CA. She has written and spoken extensively on identities within faith spaces and integrating spiritual practices within the self.
"What a gift it is to be with someone who knows the same stories, the same tastes, the same challenges of belonging and not belonging — as women, as Brown women, as Brown women called to parish ministry, with connections to Hinduism that the church is particularly anxious about and yet has helped us connect to family and also the divine."
“Oh my God. I feel so white.” My white friend said this to me during a break at a disastrous anti-racism training at my seminary. I looked at her, incredulous and wondering what exactly I was to do with the information she just presented to me.
“FUCK THIS SHIT, oh Lord. This is my tired advent prayer. Fuck this shit indeed. Amen."