Race

Race and our humanity– not even close

I am not searching for myself.  I certainly will not find her in a crayon box.  I did not wait my entire life to discover that I am a color.  The creation narrative recorded in Genesis is much more meaningful, spiritual and tells me that God breathed into the first human being and he became… Continue reading Race and our humanity– not even close

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

I need another word

  We need new words.  I need new words, ones that roll off my tongue.  The colored ones get caught in my throat.  New being in Jesus Christ, these racialized ones don't work for me.  They didn't go down easily.  They didn't stick to me.  I cannot make them a part of me, just take… Continue reading I need another word

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

Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

"His (Jesus') life must mean the death of race in us." | Brian Bantum, The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World It's not hard.  Letting go of race is not difficult.  I know that it is not something that we would consider and that you didn't ask for assistance with.… Continue reading Plain and simple: It’s Jesus or race

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

A Race-less Vocabulary List

Race is not prescriptive. Race causes us to lose sight of each other quite literally. We are missing out on love, healing, relationship, truth... all because we cannot see each other.  We speak as if race has always been, as if we will cease to exist, turn into dust, fade into oblivion if we stop… Continue reading A Race-less Vocabulary List

Healing from Race, Race, Race and Christian Identity, Race and Christian Witness, Race and Culture, Racial Identity, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

I am a race atheist

Before you wave me off, dismiss my faith system or the lack thereof, hear me out.  Give me a chance, an opportunity to make my case.  I assure you: This is not what I thought that I would be saying. I used to believe in race, with all my heart, from my head down to… Continue reading I am a race atheist

Christian community, Post- racial, Race, Race and Christian Witness

Segregated Sundays: Conversations on Diversity, Hypocrisy, Race and Reconciliation

For the next few weeks, I will feature videos that discuss the plight of the Church in North America, which remains segregated-- unlike the military, retail stores, hospitals and cemeteries, restaurants and movie theaters, bathrooms and water fountains, libraries, schools, buses and other modes of transportation.  While there are enclaves, it is illegal to discriminate and prevent persons… Continue reading Segregated Sundays: Conversations on Diversity, Hypocrisy, Race and Reconciliation

Raceless Christianity, Racial Eliminativism, Teaching Racelessness

Don’t let race fool you

April 1st is reserved for pranks.  No serious business today.  But, I thought it could also serve to remind us to not be fooled.  You are more than the eyes can see.  You are race-less and that's no joke.