How to Reject Xenophobia – Have Lunch Instead!

There many things – large and small – that Christians can do to fight the xenophobia that threatens our country. One simple thing to do is have lunch! [Read more…]

How White People Gather to Undermine White Supremacy

Last Sunday, two colleagues and I greeted a group of thirty-three people over a shared meal in a church social hall to talk together about race and racism. With five different churches from four different traditions – UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian – we came together to talk about the problem of racism in our [Read More…]

Practicing Solidarity: The Power of Churches to Challenge Hate

It is difficult to talk about these issues with white Christians in this country in open and honest ways because I believe that we are good people and I know that most of us do not understand ourselves to be racist. That doesn’t make it any easier. It is hard to talk about these things. Partially because we haven’t learned how to talk about privilege or race in productive and meaningful ways rather than in ways that shame and blame us. [Read more…]

Christian Crazies Threaten Democracy, Peace, and Public Safety

Progressive Christians are often loath to tell other people that their interpretations of scripture or of faith are wrong. However, this is one case where it is crystal clear. [Read more…]

How to Pray When You Don’t Believe in Magic

Asking God to heal the sick or feed the hungry or to end injustice is to imagine a divine Being who is like a fairy godmother – with the power to grant our various wishes, if only we are humble and deserving enough. [Read more…]

Do We Need an 11th Commandment?

Christians ought to have a Trinitarian understanding of moral obligations that exist in relation to God, to one another, and to creation.
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Keeping Hope in a World Gone Mad

The question remains, though, how do we keep doing the work of social justice in the midst of world gone mad? [Read more…]

Rediscovering the Joy of Worship

Lately, it has been a chore to go to church. After all, I really ought to take my children to church. And my mom is so much happier when we are sitting there with her in church. And, of course, as an ordained minister, I’m supposed to go to church, right? [Read more…]

Has North Carolina become the “Hate State”?

Clearly, being Christian means something different to me than to many people in NC who are cite Christianity to support their intolerance. [Read more…]

What Do Christians Believe About the Crucifixion?

Feminist, womanist, mujerista and other critical theologies saved Christianity for me.
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