Before God Was White: The Rumblings of a Race-less Theology

“God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” ~ John 4.24, NRSV Halloween is over and yet, it seems nearly impossible to remove the mask of whiteness from the face of God.  Now a spooky, to be avoided, death- wielding deity, this socially colored white God has it in […]

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Unmasking Whiteness

“However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: For the black man, there is only one destiny.  And it is white.” ~ Franz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks “This contradictory longing to possess the reality of the Other, even though that reality is one that wounds […]

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What should the Church do about race?

“Of all the major institutions in our society, the church is still the most segregated.  Americans of different races work together, play together, study together and entertain eachother.  But seldom do they pray and worship together.” ~ David R. Williams “A great many black Americans view their white fellow citizens with anger.  And a great many white […]

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One in Christ Jesus

Pastor Bruce and I preached together.  It is only the second time that we have shared the message this way; the first was during a special service for graduates this past summer.  It was all his idea but I certainly saw the bigger picture yesterday.  We became one voice, one preacher.  Guided by Galatians 3.26-28, […]

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J. Kameron Carter on “Post- Racial Blues”

For a few days now, I have been mulling over the various meanings and interpretations of post- racial– not only for me but for others.  I want to continue to think about what the idea, the ideal and the aspiration of a post- racial society means.  J. Kameron Carter, an Associate Professor in Systematic Theology […]

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