Cross- cultural relationships, Diversity, Prejudice, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Immigration, Race and Language, Race and Place, Race and Predetermination, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Divine Image, Racism, Stereotypes, Symbols of Race

Acceptance

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ has accepted you." | Romans 15.7, NIV Spawned by reports of the current American president's remarks on immigration, which included speaking of Haiti and the entire continent of Africa (i.e. some 54 countries and two de facto territories) in terms unbecoming of a human being-- much less a president,… Continue reading Acceptance

Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Race and the American Church, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Church, White Supremacy

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… Continue reading The Church needs an epistle on race

Church Identity, Church Unity, Healing from Race, Ministry of Reconciliation, Multicultural Church, Multicultural Ministry, Post- racial, Post-racial Christianity, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Race and Education, Race and Faith Formation, Race and Identity, Race and Santification, Race and Social Privilege, Race and the American Church, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Church, Race and the Enlightenment, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

The conversation I entered into with the attendees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's ChurchWorks this week picks back up and concludes here: I suppose that it is a matter of pride and it’s a mind game. James uses the descriptor “double- minded” when speaking of the doubter who prays[i] but this two-ness is found both in… Continue reading The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

Post-racial Christianity, Race and Christology, Race and Identity, Race and Pneumatology, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Identity of Jesus Christ, Race and Theology

The theology of race

Why I am so adamant when it comes to my position on race and its position behind me?  Why can't race represent me or introduce me?  Why do its prejudices not speak for my neighbor, the stranger or the immigrant?  Why can't its stereotypes inform my understanding of human beings?  I'm glad that you asked.… Continue reading The theology of race

Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Divine Image, Race and Theology, Teaching Racelessness

God Did His Best

God did His best when He created each of us.  Race cannot improve upon us.  And there is nothing that race adds to us that takes away from what God has given us and who God has called us to be.  When God said us, spoke us into being that settled us. No hesitation.  No… Continue reading God Did His Best

Race, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Color of Christ, Race and the Divine Image

When We Color God In

"Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters; yet your footprints were unseen." ~ Psalm 77.19, NRSV There is a saying: "God moves in mysterious ways."  The phrase suggests that God does act in the world but that the plans and purposes of God's actions are unknown.  The psalmist tells us… Continue reading When We Color God In

Race, Race and the Attributes of God, Race and the Identity of Jesus Christ, Race and the New Testament, Teaching Racelessness

Race Does Not Have The Last Word

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away." ~Matthew 24.35; Mark 13.31 These are the closing words of Jesus' parable of the fig tree and it reassures me to know this, that the words of Jesus Christ will not perish, that His words will never die.  Though expressed as a… Continue reading Race Does Not Have The Last Word