God of the Oppressed Child

Rebecca Stevens-Walter
7 min readMar 24, 2017

“Do you love yourself?”

That was the question posed to me by my three year old nephew, Leo, who was standing on a small chair in a small kitchen in a small town in the American south. It was early in the morning and he was still wearing pajamas and bedhead. There was no one else around and no one listening from a distance. It was just us. The question came after he declared his own love for me, for Wren, for Uncle…

Rebecca Stevens-Walter

Children's liberation theologian, intergenerational church creator, certified candidate for ordination in the PCUSA