After Charlottesville: Doing our hate homework

God is love and we, as Christians, are known by it (First John 4.16).  It is God’s character and our expected response for we speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4.15).  It is the principle identifier, proof that we are not only in a relationship with but related to God—not abilities, culture, education, gifts, social […]

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James Baldwin on “America’s ‘race problem'”

Today is the birthday of writer, activist and artist, James Baldwin.  Today, I salute his courageous questioning of the social construct of race, the distance between race and human identity.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the words and witness of Mr. James Baldwin.  

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The Race Pass: A Compromised Faith

                Yesterday, I introduced the concept of the race pass and through social media continued to unpack the idea.  I often pray for divine insight into the social construct of race with the hope of further revealing its weaknesses and prayerfully, loosening its grip on our faith.  I think […]

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We Saw Each Other

Last week, we moved into a new apartment.  It is open concept with nice upgrades but the heat of August and the energy drain of moving could have taken away the shine of the new appliances.  In hindsight, perhaps, it was heat exhaustion.  I probably should have drank more water and rested a bit.  But, […]

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All

Many shapes and colors, with and without sight, open and closed, rolling and blinking, itching and red, crying and dry but they are all eyes.  We are all seeing the same things. Many forms and sizes, with and without pimples, hair or mucus inside them still they are all noses.  We are all breathing the […]

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Beyond Prejudice

I often look for resources to share that might assist us in our journey toward understanding ourselves apart from the social construct of race.  Deconstructing this identity is more complicated than the “peeling back the layers.”  It is deeply imbedded in who we are and believe others to be. The paradigm of race must be […]

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