Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Race, Race and Christian Identity

Not My Problem

I am at a meeting of clergy for three days of specialized training in interim ministry.  Day one focuses on theories.  On the second day, the facilitator offered a few tools and way too many personal stories.  But, when we began a discussion about power and he wanted to move to his next slide, the group of mostly European Americans… Continue reading Not My Problem

Post- racial, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Teaching Racelessness

A Race-less Plan

God doesn't need race.  God doesn't use race to determine your future.  There is no r- a- c- e in God.  Jeremiah records the voice of the Lord and God takes all the responsibility for your hope and future.  It's not based on our physical appearance or social approval rating.  No, God has big plans… Continue reading A Race-less Plan

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Race, Teaching Racelessness

Finding Ourselves When We Lose Race

I know the story of race but I am not the storyteller.  I know the history of racism but I am not the historian.  I have had the experiences of prejudice and stereotyping but I am not their victim.  I know the world but I am not a citizen.  I do not belong in a… Continue reading Finding Ourselves When We Lose Race

Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Race and Christian Identity, Teaching Racelessness

Approximately Ten Power Thoughts For Living Without Race

I think about race and its absence in the presence of our humanity every day.  I pray for wisdom and ways to communicate the absolute certainty that God did not create us to be judged by the social coloring of our skin.  I have heard this message loud and clear from God.  Now, I cannot… Continue reading Approximately Ten Power Thoughts For Living Without Race

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness

Five Scary Things About Race

Today, persons are celebrating Halloween.  I'm not one of them and I have heard arguments for and against it.  That's not the point of my writing.  Whatever the purpose, I just don't see the point.  I can buy my son candy anytime and he doesn't have to dress up for it. Nevertheless, I thought that… Continue reading Five Scary Things About Race

Cross- cultural relationships, Healing from Race, Post- racial, Post- racial Conversations, Racial Eliminativism, Teaching Racelessness

The Truth You Already Know

Let me begin by saying that this is not a suggestion or even advice.  I am only going to write the obvious truth that we choose to ignore.  We really do know better. And while our reasons vary as to why we continue to lift up the social construct of race as a source of… Continue reading The Truth You Already Know

Cross- cultural relationships, Healing from Race, Race, Talking About Race

Talking Race and Relationships: Deepening the Conversation

"Hi.  I'm white.  You're black.  Let's be friends."  This kind of introduction is too simple and superficial.  It's also not realistic. Relationships that begin or are connected to one's racial identity will ultimately lack true feeling and are not rooted in reality but stuck in social temperatures that could go up or down, depending on… Continue reading Talking Race and Relationships: Deepening the Conversation