The theology of race

Why I am so adamant when it comes to my position on race and its position behind me?  Why can’t race represent me or introduce me?  Why do its prejudices not speak for my neighbor, the stranger or the immigrant?  Why can’t its stereotypes inform my understanding of human beings?  I’m glad that you asked. […]

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Before you were formed

“Before I formed you  in the womb I knew you…” ~ Jeremiah 1.5, NRSV I had a rigorous and thought- provoking conversation with a friend and mentor in ministry yesterday.  Over a couple of Peruvian dishes, we debated our positions on race.  But, after awhile, I decided to just listen and when I did, I […]

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Race Fact #40: One Image

“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness…” ~ Genesis 1.26, NRSV According to the biblical narrative, there is only one image, one likeness in which humankind is made in: God’s.  This belief assumes that there is one Artist, one design.  God is the Creator of all and all was/ […]

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Race Fact #33: Still Made in God’s Image

No matter our understanding or interpretation of what it means to be made in God’s image, whether the meaning be that we share a physical resemblance, serve as God’s representative on earth and/ or possess spiritual and/ or mental faculties similar to that of our Creator, all of humanity bears God’s image.  The eyes of […]

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