Breaking News

There seems to be no end to all things heart- wrenching, disturbing, troubling, questionable, unbelievable.  This 24- hour news cycle is keeping me awake at night as I seek to know what’s happening right up to the minute.  The exclusive coverage is relentless, merciless even in its pursuit for the next top story and I am all ears for “news […]

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Will we every get beyond race?

After courageously sharing with readers his struggles with “irrational and unbiblical” fear of those who were culturally different from him, Peter Chin asks this question in an opinion piece on the Christianity Today website.  Though he is honest about what educational training and good intentions won’t do with regard to eradicating prejudice, Chin sees the possibility for changes […]

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Race Makes Us Call God Names

Writing that she now understands the Rev. Dr. William Jones’ book Is God a white racist?: A Preamble to Black Theology, University of Pennsylvania professor and contributing editor to Religion Dispatches, Dr. Anthea Butler, joins him in calling God a “white racist” after a not guilty verdict was handed down in the trial of George Zimmerman over the […]

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“They always get away”: Race and the Justness of God

“They always get away.”  This is what George Zimmerman said to the 9-1-1 operator on the night that he killed seventeen year old Trayvon Martin.  Certainly, he was having a conversation with the operator.  But, he was also repeating an assumption that is attached to a racial narrative with a long and troubling history in […]

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A Second Prayer for George Zimmerman

Not guilty. This is the verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman concerning the death of seventeen year old high school student Trayvon Martin.  While I am surprised that he was not found to be at fault for any of his actions on February 26, 2012, I am hopeful that this demonstration of social […]

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A Life Lived as the Sabbath

“He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. … Six days a week, we wrestle with the world, wringing profit from the earth; on the Sabbath, we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul.  The […]

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Trayvon Martin: Guilty By Reason of Stereotype

Trayvon Martin. Though he was murdered on February 26, 2012 by a single gunshot to the chest, allegedly fired from a handgun owned by George Zimmerman, a self- appointed “neighborhood watch captain,” his name is seemingly everywhere. His name filled the streets of New York City’s Time Square at the “Million Hoodie March,”  on March 21. His name can be found on […]

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