Happy 6th anniversary!

Today, my blog turns six and she remains my baby.  While I have been graced to write for several other outlets and to even become a published author, this blog is my greatest accomplishment.  It was here that I took the risk to share the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ and I remain committed to […]

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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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Making God in the Image of Whiteness

How did the invisible, immortal and eternal God become a blonde haired, blue eyed socially colored white man?  Who approved of this gross social reduction and theological diminishing of the Divine?  And why do we continue to go along with it? Why do we worship whiteness as if the God of the Christian faith?  Why do […]

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If we think that God is ‘a white man’

“God is a white man.”  This is not a new declaration but an old reduction made by persons who argue against a belief in the God of Christianity because in the name of this God, persons have stolen, enslaved, sold, raped, murdered, pillaged and annihilated indigenous cultures of the earth.  They surmise, God must be white because they are not […]

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Your god might be race if…

What motivates and inspires me in this sacred work is the unconscious idolatry practiced, the investment of belief, the gut- level faithfulness exhibited toward race in the practice of the Christian faith.  I have been called to separate race from God, to erase the color line in our churches and to do the groundwork for the ministry of reconciliation.  I […]

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The Agreement of One

While I am certainly a promoter of community, fellowship and reconciliation, there are things for which I would separate myself, for which I would not want to be counted with the number.  My identity is one of them.  I cherish my being more than my belonging.  And if I had to stand alone, I would […]

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Opposites do not attract

I know that my work is hard, that my words are difficult, that a race-less gospel can be hard to believe and believe in.  I believe it and initially, I was afraid to say it. It was not that I felt it was wrong, that I was not “fully persuaded,” that I thought that I […]

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