The Monotony of Hatred: Race has nothing new to say

Deconstructing race, tearing down the linguistic, legal and living structures that support the defacing of the imago Dei in all human beings is hard work. So is keeping a racialized group propped up to look down their noses at others not chosen to be white. It is easier to simply rinse and repeat after race, […]

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The Gospel in Progress

Have you seen Jesus? God in the neighborhood, God on the move, Jesus is never just in our corner of the world. Jesus is God all over the place. Sight unseen by his latest disciples and yet seen in our neighbor and the stranger’s face. Our vision of him is a work in progress. We […]

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Juneteenth: A Reminder of “White Denial”

Juneteenth. It’s now a federal holiday and goes by many names: Juneteenth, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, Freedom Day. Its government name is Juneteenth National Independence Day though some Republican lawmakers disagreed with the name, believing it created more division. Still, most of the fourteen Republican members of the House of Representatives who voted […]

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Season 2 of the Raceless Gospel podcast is coming this summer!

The doors of the church are open, open on Sundays but closed on most others. Closed mouth to some conversations. “No comment.” Closed eyes to some views. “See no evil.” Closed off to some bodies that we recreate as “other” as if a human being can be something other than that. “Hands off. Don’t touch […]

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Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years later

My legs are shaking. I am in Tulsa this week, trying to find my footing on the ground that has held a story, held down for far too long. It is hard to find the words too. Though the truth is not a surprise, it is no less difficult to comprehend. Who would do such […]

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