The Raceless Gospel Podcast Does Bodywork

From an initial blog post more than ten years ago to a podcast, I have written words that have created a world. Each word is foundational, building upon the other and I cannot wait to stand on top of the rubble of race. To be sure, this raceless world, it is a “kin-dom” coming, the […]

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Juneteenth: A Reminder of “White Denial”

Juneteenth. It’s now a federal holiday and goes by many names: Juneteenth, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, Freedom Day. Its government name is Juneteenth National Independence Day though some Republican lawmakers disagreed with the name, believing it created more division. Still, most of the fourteen Republican members of the House of Representatives who voted […]

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Season 2 of the Raceless Gospel podcast is coming this summer!

The doors of the church are open, open on Sundays but closed on most others. Closed mouth to some conversations. “No comment.” Closed eyes to some views. “See no evil.” Closed off to some bodies that we recreate as “other” as if a human being can be something other than that. “Hands off. Don’t touch […]

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Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years later

My legs are shaking. I am in Tulsa this week, trying to find my footing on the ground that has held a story, held down for far too long. It is hard to find the words too. Though the truth is not a surprise, it is no less difficult to comprehend. Who would do such […]

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Identifying Jesus when he looks nothing like the gospel

More than a year into the pandemic, people are making tough decisions to leave jobs that don’t work for them, to leave relationships that are not healthy and mutually beneficial, to leave churches that don’t serve their faith well. They are rethinking their life’s ambitions and choosing to do it now, more convinced than ever […]

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