As we remember the blessing of family, let us not forget the One who left divine community to dwell among us. As we sit down at the table prepared for us, let us remember the One whose body was broken so that he might be shared with all. As we rub overstuffed bellies and loosen… More Happy Thanksgiving from Race-less Gospel!
The dash cam video of the October 20, 2014 shooting of 17 year old Mr. Laquan McDonald was released last night. While there is no record of the sound of their interactions, the results are the same. This time, an African American male is shot 16 times. Sixteen times… He had a knife in his hand… More Where will Chicago go from here?
The Southern Baptist Convention is being accused of racial bias in its evangelism and outreach efforts. The members of the Black Lives Matter movement bumped heads with the group at the Nov. 16-18 gathering of the Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative. Protestors chanted “All souls matter” to point out an alleged lack of diversity at the meeting. To read… More “All Souls Matter”
The American Values Survey was released yesterday. Conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, the yearly survey reports that Americans are anxious about a lot of things. The Religion News Service highlighted the findings and they are scary. Apparently, we are worried about money, race, religion, specifically Islam and immigration especially in terms of the… More The Survey Says: Anxious Americans
The unthinkable has happened. While there is talk that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai, Egypt last month was due to a bomb placed onboard by terrorists, it has been confirmed that ISIS or ISIL has taken the lives of 129 people and many more have been injured due to multiple attacks in Paris,… More #PrayforParis
For a few days now, I have been mulling over the various meanings and interpretations of post- racial– not only for me but for others. I want to continue to think about what the idea, the ideal and the aspiration of a post- racial society means. J. Kameron Carter, an Associate Professor in Systematic Theology… More J. Kameron Carter on “Post- Racial Blues”
This year’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Summit featured author Trillia Newbell. Her book United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity is discussed and she offers practical steps for reconciliation in relationship.