Surprise is not a valid response to racism in America

Recently, I was talking to a man named Garrett, who I think identifies as a Christian.  He took issue with a recent article published by Relevant magazine that posed the question, “Should Pastors Who Don’t Speak Up About Racism Resign?”  It is an interesting question in light of the recent resignation of Rev. Robert W. Lee IV, a […]

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Bad Relationship Between Race and the Church

“We need a spirit- filled life that is capable of combatting the corrosive ideologies of our age.  Only when the church lives out its original calling, as a contrast community and foretaste of God’s coming reign, is there hope for the world.” Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People, Charles E. Moore One […]

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“Confronting Racism in the Church” with Dr. Drew Hart

Last year, I had the privileged of serving with Dr. Hart at a community- wide event, aimed at race, community and the practice of our Christian faith in Henderson, KY.  It was my first time meeting him and he was gracious.  I had just read his book and been sharing his insights on social media.  […]

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White Privileges Denied

I wonder what our lives would be like if those who are privileged by race would deny these social entitlements.  What change could be brought about if when persons are offered a pass, a perk, a protection or the benefit of doubt, they would reject it?  How might we be challenged if we did not accept what we did not earn, if we […]

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Not So Black and White

While I may be able to talk about race and write about its effects from week to week without a panic attack, I know that this is a difficult conversation for much of America.  There are so many sides to this story that it is exhausting to think about all that we need to say.  […]

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