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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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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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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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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