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, […]

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Questioning Race during Advent

Christ has come! This first Sunday of Advent reminds us that power was found in a cradle– not a crown.  Like persons in Jesus’s day, we are guilty of looking for him in the wrong places and among the wrong people.  As outlined in his stories, Jesus came to rearrange and change the order of […]

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Making God in the Image of Whiteness

How did the invisible, immortal and eternal God become a blonde haired, blue eyed socially colored white man?  Who approved of this gross social reduction and theological diminishing of the Divine?  And why do we continue to go along with it? Why do we worship whiteness as if the God of the Christian faith?  Why do […]

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

This week, I was in Decatur, Georgia and presented at ChurchWorks, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference for ministers of spiritual formation and education.  I, along with several others, spoke about the theological rumblings and ruminations of our shared ministry with Christ.  I will present part one of the message here: “Jesus loves the little children/ […]

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