Do You Mean to Mock Me?

This year on July 5th I stumbled into a place and a time out of time that caught my soul and will not let me go. [Read more…]

The Middle Ground of Racism

Those of you who don’t feel the urgency to speak out: Are you really cool with sitting silent through modern day lynchings? [Read more…]

The Racist God of America

I remember the first time I realized that the god of the majority of American Christianity was basically racist. [Read more…]

Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice

David Phillips Hansen’s new book, Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice, is a sobering and important exploration of the historical, theological, and social relationships between the church and native peoples. [Read more…]

It’s Time! No More!

There is one issue in particular that I believe is contributing to the division and downfall of our society, and it’s time Christians drew a line in the sand and said, No more! [Read more…]

Things We Don’t Talk About: DAPL and the Doctrine of Discovery

What we need is lament and reconciliation to our land and our native peoples. [Read more…]

White Supremacy and the Pulpit: What the White Church Must Learn from Charleston

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Though other stories now dominate the headlines, and though the trial of Dylann Roof is at least a half-year away, the issues raised by the events of that horrific day are still sadly relevant. [Read more…]

Southern Baptists, Racism, and Biblical Inerrancy

While Southern Baptists believe that scripture is “truth without any mixture of error” it is obvious that Southern Baptists do not read the Bible without any mixture of error. Southern Baptists, along with everyone else, read the Bible as fallible, error-prone human beings who are about as likely to get things wrong as right. [Read more…]