If you have ears to hear, justice is calling

Did you hear that? Do you feel that? Something is shifting. The American empire and its capitalist machinery that pushes its citizens to work themselves to death, to keep the wheels turning. It’s coming undone and to a screeching halt for some. “The Great Resignation,” wherein persons up and quit their jobs without a safety […]

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Questions from the backseat: Where is the church going?

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we—” Children ask this question in the backseat of the car at mile 2. We just left the house, the garage and the neighborhood is barely in our rearview. We haven’t gone over a single bridge or overpass, or railroad track and […]

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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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The Church needs an epistle on race

“Christianity has been almost sentimental in its efforts to deal with hatred in human life.  It has sought to get read of hatred by preachments, by moralizing, by platitudinous judgments.  It has hesitated to analyze the basis of hatred and to evaluate it in terms of its possible significance in the lives of the people […]

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Good Skin

Bad skin.  Good skin.  A larger problem than pimples, blackheads and an oily T- zone, the social coloring of skin and the meanings we associate with it are important.  We talk about our flesh as if we expect it to behave or perform in a certain way, as if it represents our character and can somehow let us down.  Ah, […]

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