Writing at the intersection of progressive religion, sociology, ethics, and social justice; writing to support human flourishing and ease human suffering
Amanda is a sociologist (PhD, Boston College, 2002), social justice and antiracism trainer, lay preacher, musician, and writer. Routledge published her book Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church in 2008. Amanda has essays in a number of books and other publications. She blogged on spirituality and LGBT issues for tikkun.org and has written and has preached more than 150 sermons. Amanda's liturgical materials are available at several compilation sites in the US, UK, and Australia.
Amanda is currently working on two books, one suitable for undergraduate sociology courses on social inequality and another laying out a new progressive Christian ethic of flourishing.
For information about Amanda's work as a hymnwriter, songwriter, and sacred music composer, please see her bio at her queersacredmusic website.