“Listen to me child. That is my son those animals are attacking, and trying to ruin. You best remember who your kin are, and where you come from. Because it sure as hell isn’t where they come from. And I will not allow you to disrespect your father in my presence.”
In order for a system to change, it must be intentional. Racism can only be eradicated when racist systems turn inside out, leaders risk being uncomfortable, and every person within the system commits to this work of building newly informed relationships across communities of difference for the long haul.
Nobody forgives people with more expediency than black Christians. It’s what we’ve been taught to do; but it’s been a disguised forgiveness – not as a forgiveness for our sake, but for the sake of others. We forgive to set others free without having grieved properly ourselves, rendering us captives of our own despair. We […]
I’ve had a passport since I was a freshman in high school. I’m now 32 years old with 1 blank page left in passport number 3. Time flies just like I do – as I type these words 32,000ft somewhere over the Atlantic in route to Geneva, Switzerland. Back then, travel was about exposure, experiences, […]
Gird up your loins or guard your heart or take a cold shower before we consider a few of our reasons to move Pre-Marital Sex with your college sweetheart from the “sexual immorality” column to “healthy Christian sexuality” (yes, that exists).
I’m not going to try to put words in Jesus’ mouth, to guess what he might have said, or tell you what he thought. Because I don’t know. And that’s been intriguing me lately. Why didn’t Jesus talk about sex? Christians today seem so eager to talk about sex – ok, well, eager to be […]