The Separation of Race and Faith

The social construct of race and its commandments are often used as supplemental material for the Bible.  Or, we take out the characters of the Bible altogether and insert our culture– but no one else’s.  God’s promises are for us and not them.  God is talking to us and not them.  The social construct of […]

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No end in sight

There seems to be no end to race- related remarks and incidents: Supreme Court Judge Scalia’s remarks on affirmative action,  ex- Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw’s trial for the rape of vulnerable African American women, the suspension of cadets for KKK outfits and on and on.  I have lost count and track of the insensitivities […]

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Bigger Words

“…as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)– in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.” ~ Romans 4.17, NRSV Paul is writing about Abraham, the father of our faith and likewise, […]

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Unpacking the baggage of race

The American racial identity is baggage.  It is a bunch of small containers for our humanity that transport us to the destiny of history.  Race is a round trip backward. There is so much to race, so much that we have to hold on to and positions that we cannot let go.  Race is cumbersome […]

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Four years and one day later

Happy anniversary!  I celebrated four years of writing about the social construct of race, America’s social parables and the ways in which they influence and inform our Christian faith… yesterday.  Obviously, it is a belated celebration but a noteworthy milestone nonetheless.  It is a cause for appreciation for and reflection on my writing life as […]

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How to share the gospel with a racist

“How to share the gospel with a racist.”  That’s what someone typed into a search engine, which then directed them to this website yesterday.  The request surprised me but I also think that it makes for a great title.  It’s edgy and it fits within the purpose of my work, that is to remind persons […]

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Let it be

When I speak of the social construct of race, its prejudicial view and stereotypical identifiers and our leaving it behind, persons get nervous.  They seem to ask, “Where do we go from race?”  Or, “If we get rid ourselves of race, there will be something else to replace it?”  So, let’s just stick with this […]

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