Race is not a body language. It is not a form of nonverbal communication as one’s physical features do not actually communicate physical behaviors. Because there must be a bad connection as the calls are all the same. Black is bad, can’t be half bad but must be all bad, a bad apple that leaves… Continue reading Race is not a body language
I recently completed my final report for the Louisville Institute. These generous partners in ministry awarded me a grant to study the sociopolitical construct of race, Clarence Jordan's Koinonia Farm and why persons fear Christian community. I visited Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. It was Clarence's "demonstration plot." He would create his own world, challenging… Continue reading Lovers or Liars?
What could the Church in North America do if it put its hands together across cultures, if it desegregated its pews and pulpits, if it reflected the changing community outside its doors? Who would we become and what witness could we offer the world if we chose our baptismal identity in Christ over and against… Continue reading Asking for a generation
"Once we start paying attention to Jesus' way, it doesn't take long for us to realize that following Jesus is radically different from following anyone else." | Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, "The most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning." We… Continue reading Race is not the way
"If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered." | Ludwig Wittgenstein Most persons feel compelled to answer to race and to question those who don't. "Who does race say that you are?" Skin deep, the epitome of superficial meaning, we speak as if its value is apparent, a… Continue reading Race who?
It's about priorities, about who has the right to take precedence, about what is more important, about the most pressing matter. It’s about who will hold our attention and what will hold our tongues. It’s about who will hold us back and what we will hold back no longer. It’s about speaking up, giving voice… Continue reading First and foremost
Let there be peace. This is my solemn prayer. That we need not die or assassinate each other’s character to experience it. I don’t just want to rest in peace but to live in peace. But, it is hard to find peace and quiet these days. It is an unlikely combination. Albert Einstein said, “Peace… Continue reading A call for peace