American Identity, Healing from Race, Post- racial, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

Race is not a body language

Race is not a body language. It is not a form of nonverbal communication as one’s physical features do not actually communicate physical behaviors.  Because there must be a bad connection as the calls are all the same.  Black is bad, can’t be half bad but must be all bad, a bad apple that leaves… Continue reading Race is not a body language

Post- racial, Post-racial Christianity, Race

Race cannot save you

It's not in the Bible, not a part of the creation narrative in Genesis, not stuck in between the serpent's teeth or on the tip of its tongue.  This is not the devil's work but ours.   We must take full credit.  It's not even historical fiction but a modern day lie. Not B.C. but… Continue reading Race cannot save you

Post- racial, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

Race who?

  "If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered." | Ludwig Wittgenstein Most persons feel compelled to answer to race and to question those who don't.  "Who does race say that you are?"  Skin deep, the epitome of superficial meaning, we speak as if its value is apparent, a… Continue reading Race who?

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Race

I need another word

  We need new words.  I need new words, ones that roll off my tongue.  The colored ones get caught in my throat.  New being in Jesus Christ, these racialized ones don't work for me.  They didn't go down easily.  They didn't stick to me.  I cannot make them a part of me, just take… Continue reading I need another word

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Race, Race and Baptism, Race and Christian Identity

Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

"His (Jesus') life must mean the death of race in us." | Brian Bantum, The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World It's not hard.  Letting go of race is not difficult.  I know that it is not something that we would consider and that you didn't ask for assistance with.… Continue reading Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

Christian community, Church Identity, Cross- cultural relationships, Diversity, Post- racial

We’re going to need a bigger table

I love Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper.  More than serving it, I love seeing the people that Jesus prepared a table for.  While our Communion tables could not accommodate all those we serve each Sunday, it is amazing to see just how many persons Christ aims to sit next to.  Forget elbow room or pulling… Continue reading We’re going to need a bigger table

Cross- cultural relationships, Diversity, Healing from Race, Post- racial, Prayer

A New Revised Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept that people are not the same, Courage to change my perspective and to challenge my prejudices, And the wisdom to celebrate our differences. Amen.