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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Hope doesn’t make racism go away

Persons are still dying due to racialized violence at the hands of police officers, a self- serving economy that spoon feeds the rich its profits, a deadly healthcare system that has a history of mistreating bodies socially colored black and brown in the name of scientific discovery, intentional segregation that ensures communities do not have […]

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A Confession: God’s Power

God’s power is not white. God’s power is not black. God’s power is not beige. God’s power is not brown. God’s power is not red. God’s power is not yellow. God’s power is God’s power.

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For segregated churches, their lag behind change couldn’t be more evident right now

Well, Church, times have changed before we could call a business meeting or change our bylaws as the protests around the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and countless others draw a dividing line between generations.  Without a committee vote or a conversation with “the powers that be,” confederate moments are […]

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Lovers or Liars?

I recently completed my final report for the Louisville Institute.  These generous partners in ministry awarded me a grant to study the sociopolitical construct of race, Clarence Jordan’s Koinonia Farm and why persons fear Christian community.  I visited Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia.  It was Clarence’s “demonstration plot.”  He would create his own world, challenging […]

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