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. […]

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Why the Church doesn’t talk about race

“I can’t think of a clever sermon title.”  “What words rhyme with race?”  “I don’t know where to begin.”  I’m not an expert.”  “It’s too sad.”  “People won’t come to church to hear that.”  “People will leave.”  “I will never forgive them for what they did.”  “It will make people angry.”  “It will hurt.  It’s […]

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Away from the Manger

“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?  For we observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.’  When King Herod heard this, […]

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Jesus and Santa Claus

The title of this post sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or a nursery rhyme but apparently, Jesus and Santa are in the same socially constructed race.  According to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, they are both ‘white.’   Really? Actually, Jews are not a race; they are a nation of people.  And […]

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If the ‘white’ man wrote the Bible

I am not certain when or from whom this belief originates or what makes it true.  But, I have heard it expressed by persons without theological training or even remote interest in the subject, who I believe have neither read the Bible in its entirety nor do they wish to.  However, I think they would […]

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