"Black lives matter", Race, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Police Brutality, Race and Politics, Race and Sports

The Church should take a knee… again

At a recent campaign rally in Alabama, the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, called African American football players who kneeled during the national anthem "sons of b---."  Who he was endorsing and for what position is irrelevant now.  His candidate lost but a kind of radical patriotism has gained newfound momentum and energy.  Political pundits… Continue reading The Church should take a knee… again

"Black lives matter", Church Identity, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Evangelism, Race and Sports

Mike Frost spins “A tale of two Christianities on its knees”

This week, I served at a conference for ministry leaders and their families in the mountains of North Carolina.  During one of the nightly sermons that was going really well, the preacher decided to use a sports analogy to make a theological point.  He began with the Dallas Cowboys and turned the sacred space into a man cave. … Continue reading Mike Frost spins “A tale of two Christianities on its knees”

Race and Culture

Robert Griffin III and Authentic Blackness

"Is he a brother or a cornball brother?" asked ESPN's Rob Parker.  He was questioning the so- called blackness of the Washington Pigskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III, because apparently there are qualifiers, though stereotypical (i.e. You cannot have a socially colored white fiancee and you cannot be Republican.), for authentic blackness. For Parker, RG III… Continue reading Robert Griffin III and Authentic Blackness

Race, Race and Sports

Redskins to Pigskins

Washington City Paper has decided to no longer refer to the D.C.'s NFL team as the Washington Redskins.  Their new name?  The Washington Pigskins.  I think that it has a nice ring to it.  What about you?