Don’t be a fool for race

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ~ Benjamin Franklin What does race do for us?  What does it do for you, your relationships, your community?  What are the benefits of our belief in race, our practice of stereotyping and segregating and judging ourselves better and others worse? The truth […]

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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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The Double- Minded Church: Spiritual Formation and the Impractical Theology of Race

The conversation I entered into with the attendees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s ChurchWorks this week picks back up and concludes here: I suppose that it is a matter of pride and it’s a mind game. James uses the descriptor “double- minded” when speaking of the doubter who prays[i] but this two-ness is found both in […]

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White is a color too

There is an image of whiteness here but you can’t see it because it just fades into the background. White, adj. 2. belonging to or denoting a human group having light-colored skin (chiefly used of peoples of European extraction). Synonyms: colorless, unpigmented, bleached, natural “Do white people have the advantage of being race- less?”  Someone typed […]

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If race has offended you

If race has offended your identity, threatened your sense of community, attacked your neighbor, provoked only by prejudice, then you should say something.  You should confront race and you should not be afraid to “speak the truth in love,” telling her or him, the ominous “they” and “them” that what was said was prejudiced or […]

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