A force to be reckoned with

“You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.” | James Baldwin Pushing back on society’s image of you takes strength, discipline and conviction.  There is no easy way out, no clearly marked and accessible option other than the racialized ones.  You will […]

Read More

Segregated Sundays: Genuine Community

Cross- cultural, multicultural, multiethnic or intercultural, whichever is your church’s claim to inclusivity, please be sure that your invitation is sincere, that your congregation understands what these words means and what they mean for the congregation.  It’s about relationship and how we relate to persons across cultures not just during Sunday morning worship but throughout the week.  Because […]

Read More

The Separation of Race and Faith

The social construct of race and its commandments are often used as supplemental material for the Bible.  Or, we take out the characters of the Bible altogether and insert our culture– but no one else’s.  God’s promises are for us and not them.  God is talking to us and not them.  The social construct of […]

Read More

Year in Review: Top Reads of 2016

I don’t think that there are words to cover the ground of 2016, the depth of loss and grief, the seemingly endless reports of violence, a divisive political election and  loss of notable famous faces.  More than usual or at least in recent memory, there was a desire to be out with the old and […]

Read More

Race and Misrepresentation

mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion/ˌmisreprəzenˈtāSH(ə)n/, Noun 1.  the action or offense of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something When we call ourselves racial beings, socially colored black/ white/ red/ yellow/ brown/ beige people, we misrepresent our Creator.  God is not a racial being or a Racial Being, a supreme among supremes, defined or confined […]

Read More