United States of Grace

Lenny Duncan
The thinking, agitation, witness, and words of Rev. Lenny Duncan (he/him) +
Created 04 Apr 2020
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  • Ancestral Practice as Anti Racist Esoterica
    13 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    *Subscriber note: This may be more a result of my PHD work into the history of Black Esoterica in America, but this post is indicative of the new direction this newsletter will be headed in for the fo...
  • Royalties Over Revolution: The Thought Leader Industrial Complex
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 12 5
    I spoke at Wild Goose 21 and it’s because of the hard work of Alicia Crosby, a queer Black woman who gave her all to make sure that the Wild Goose community was moved forward. I received all the appla...
  • Dispatches from the Heart of America 1
    14 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 13 7
    Greetings in the name of Love and Liberation y’all, Holy shit are you soldiers! Seriously, what a few years to follow the thinking of a writer and hack of a theologian. But you Beloved, you stuck it o...
  • Hi! My name is Lenny and I’m in Rolling Stone
    10 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 2
    Here is a link to what I’ve been working on. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/phish-podcast-blackberry-jams-1209844/ You are going to hear all about this over the next few months. I have ...
  • What’s Next?
    03 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 17 1
    I greet you in the name of the Liberating one, the One whose name has been spoken by many, but savored by too few, the Rabbi put to death for loving the people into revolution, the one who robbed the ...
  • Today I resigned my call
    29 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 23 17
    Earlier today I sent this letter to the community I have had the honor to serve, I share it with you as a hint at things to come here. Thank you for sticking with this newsletter through a rough perio...
  • United States of Grace Launch Team
    15 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    Dear Beloveds: Here it is. The official sign up to join the United States of Grace Launch Team!!!! I want to get this book in your hands starting April 26th and leading up to Launch Date May 18th. To ...
  • I've Gone Down on the ATL Killer
    25 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 24 2
    I want to tell you about the young man who just committed murder in Atlanta in an act meant to terrorize the Asian community, and in particular Asian Woman. My name is Lenny and I’m a Black Queer Writ...
  • The Problem with Lutheran Journals of Little Ethic
    08 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 11 0
    Today I want to talk to you about the growing and disturbing trend of white male boomer theologians coming out of their quarantine caves to grace us with their thoughts on white supremacy or critical ...
  • Into the Desert
    14 Feb 2021 • 1 min read • 19 6
    Dearest Beloveds, I am taking some much-needed rest beginning on the 22nd. If I haven’t already booked time with you, or it isn’t on the calendar, it ain’t happening. I am taking a solo trip in my van...
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