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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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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White Christian Nationalism: I didn’t sign up for this

I didn’t sign up for this.   I’m certain of it.  I checked the salvation plan at the end of the pamphlet that was handed to me by an adult who was convinced that the gesture was well- meaning because my soul was in danger.  I checked my notes from my new members’ class and double checked my […]

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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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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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