Unpacking God

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” ~ Chinese proverb What box or boxes have you placed God in?  Please check all that apply and add more if applicable. □ Black                       □ Woman □ White                      □ Man □ Red                         □ Liberal □ Yellow                     □ Conservative □ Brown                     □ Democrat □ […]

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This is how race loves us

If we love persons according to race, if our love is racially prescribed and motivated, a love that is demonstrated according to the social coloring of skin, then we do not love as God loves.  We do not love with the love of Christ.  I would go so far as to say that we do […]

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Race and Empire: How this partnership ties the Church’s hands

This morning, I attended a remarkable lecture at Wesley Theological Seminary where Dr. Joerg Rieger, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at SMU Perkins School of Theology and author of several books to include Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times, served as the guest lecturer […]

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Filling in the cracks

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.  I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit and that Christ may dwell in […]

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What Race Reveals

“For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it but I received it through a revelation of  Jesus Christ.” ~ Galatians 1.11-12, NRSV, emphasis mine I was […]

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