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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J. Kameron Carter on “Post- Racial Blues”

For a few days now, I have been mulling over the various meanings and interpretations of post- racial– not only for me but for others.  I want to continue to think about what the idea, the ideal and the aspiration of a post- racial society means.  J. Kameron Carter, an Associate Professor in Systematic Theology […]

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Soong-Chan Rah on the Racialization and Nationalization of the Image of God

Soong- Chan Rah talks about the strengths and weaknesses of a transcendent imagination, exceptionalism, the racialization and nationalization of the image of God at Wheaton College.  Let us think more deeply about the impact of the social construct of race on our theology and anthropology.  

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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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“How long? Not Long!”

“How long will we waver between two opinions?” ~ First Kings 18.21 Delivered on the steps of Montgomery, Alabama’s State Capitol, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech after a successful march from Selma to Montgomery on March 25, 1965.  I was reminded of his words after hearing someone say, “We’ve come […]

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