Thank You and Happy New Year!

It’s another year for the record books for several reasons. There is still no anti-lynching legislation and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would protect the rights secured in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 while adding additional support for democracy, has not been passed into law. Meanwhile, new voting restrictions have […]

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Questions from the backseat: Where is the church going?

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we—” Children ask this question in the backseat of the car at mile 2. We just left the house, the garage and the neighborhood is barely in our rearview. We haven’t gone over a single bridge or overpass, or railroad track and […]

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The Monotony of Hatred: Race has nothing new to say

Deconstructing race, tearing down the linguistic, legal and living structures that support the defacing of the imago Dei in all human beings is hard work. So is keeping a racialized group propped up to look down their noses at others not chosen to be white. It is easier to simply rinse and repeat after race, […]

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The Gospel in Progress

Have you seen Jesus? God in the neighborhood, God on the move, Jesus is never just in our corner of the world. Jesus is God all over the place. Sight unseen by his latest disciples and yet seen in our neighbor and the stranger’s face. Our vision of him is a work in progress. We […]

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The Raceless Gospel is all over the place

The Raceless Gospel is going places and by this I mean, the message is spreading. What began as a question and led to ten years of seeking answers around human identity, the sociopolitical construct of race and belonging in authentic Christian community is now my journey, my path, my way forward, my whole world. I […]

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