Under Normal Circumstances: The Normalization of “white” Mob Violence

Along with millions of other Americans who work in Washington, D.C., I was warned of the Trump voters who would be coming to the city. We all knew that they were coming. Trump told us that they would be en route if the presidential election didn’t go his way. It was a planned gathering, invitations […]

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A Prayer after the Storming of the U.S. Capitol Building

God, who does not come in red, white and blue, who is not an American citizen but who is an out of this world immigrant; who can be claimed by a nation but not contained by one; who is not a cultural mascot, a race- based, handmade, handpicked deity; who creates worlds and does not […]

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The Storming of the U.S. Capitol is the American Way

Yesterday, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building, broke windows, pushed against doors, destroyed the offices of elected officials and insisted that Trump is the President of the United States. This is after they have been indulged by court cases heard and recounts in several states. Not many have been arrested to date and videos of […]

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When you don’t know what to say about race but you need to talk about it

“I don’t give a fuck about white people.”  My best friend Paula is writing a paper on race and she doesn’t know what to talk about.  She doesn’t think that she has anything to say about it.  “Race is your thing—not mine.  Why would give God me this title? Can’t I just write about prayer?”  We have had multiple conversations […]

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Separate: A Confession

“In politics, being deceived is no excuse.” | Leszek Kolakowski As a Christ follower, I separate myself from doctrines and historical disputes that divide me down the middle.As a person of the Way, we go our separate ways. As a Christ follower, I separate myself from the darkness and all its deeds.As a person of […]

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