Another Way, Another World? You have the words for it

Christians claim a God who, by the Genesis account, is a Wordsmith, who speaks an entire world into existence. Ex nihilo, out of nothing, the Divine tongue creates words that create worlds and ways of being for humans, animals, sea creatures and flying things. God seemingly has a word for everyone and everything. Christians often […]

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When We Talk About Race: Common Misconceptions

I love to talk about race. It is a practice of discipleship; I pick up my cross with race nailed down to it. I love to drag race. For me, it is normal, natural and healthy. Talking about race, what it has done to me and to Christianity help me to expel its toxins. I […]

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King’s dream hasn’t changed and neither have we

Cue the quotes, the film highlights in black and white and images of him preaching, praying and protesting.  Advertise a pulpit swap complete with multicultural depictions of a unity that is staged and captured only in frames.  It lasts only for the day, a planned hour and then we go our separate ways.  Plan a community day when […]

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My Raceless Resolution for 2021

Though King Herod raises his voice and pounds his chest, he has lost the Savior contest.  Jesus was on his hit list and he still missed.  Like those first visitors at the impromptu baby shower, we have left the nativity scene and God is with us.   Now, we live knowing that God is on the move and in […]

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Working out Our soul salvation: Asking for Show of Hands

I have been reading and writing about race since I was a freshmen in college. It is the time when most if not all young adults ask the question, “Who am I?” Like Howard Thurman, I asked, “Who am I really?” It would set me on a path to understand why my human being was […]

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