Race cannot save you

It’s not in the Bible, not a part of the creation narrative in Genesis, not stuck in between the serpent’s teeth or on the tip of its tongue.  This is not the devil’s work but ours.   We must take full credit.  It’s not even historical fiction but a modern day lie. Not B.C. but […]

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Doing justice to our bodies: How race wrongs us (Part Two)

With an increase in the surveillance of bodies socially colored black, I feel it necessary to talk about the valuation of the human body and the Church’s role in such a conversation.  With some persons feeling it necessary to call the police as if a customer service agency for humans they deem damaged due the social construct of […]

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Questioning Race during Advent

Christ has come! This first Sunday of Advent reminds us that power was found in a cradle– not a crown.  Like persons in Jesus’s day, we are guilty of looking for him in the wrong places and among the wrong people.  As outlined in his stories, Jesus came to rearrange and change the order of […]

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One Flesh

“Not all flesh is alike, but there is one flesh for human beings, another for animals, another for birds and another for fish.” ~ First Corinthians 15.39, NRSV Paul begins chapter fifteen by reminding the members of the church at Corinth of how Christ fulfills Scripture and of the many times and number of people […]

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Race Fact #3

Race was not a social category in the ancient world of the Bible. “The ancient world did not make skin color the focus of irrational sentiments or the basis for uncritical evaluation. …(T)he ancient world did not fall into the error of biological racism; black skin color was not a sign of inferiority; Greeks and […]

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What Words Are You Made Of?

The Genesis narrative informs Christian believers that God creates with words and that God spoke the earth and its inhabitants into being (Genesis 1-3). I cannot imagine what those first days of the earth’s young life must have been like. Can you imagine a world where everything is new? Nothing had been used. Nothing was […]

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