Imagine if I wasn’t a white, straight, cisgender, American man who speaks English fluently? It made me think of all those who cross borders – those who are immediately perceived, even subconsciously, as a danger. As different.
Fellow white people: the responsibility of talking about race and racism doesn’t fall solely on people of color. It’s on us. Anti-racism work isn’t easy. And it requires something from we white people that is hard to admit – we mess up. A lot. I’m no different. I don’t talk about racism because I’m some … Continue reading Anti-Racism Work Is Hard But We Must Stick With It
I’m done with this “bible-believing” condescension that accompanies (largely) evangelical critiques of progressive Christianity. I believe the Bible just as much as you. I can quote it all over the place, just as much as you. I can throw out verses out of context to make a shallow pious point, like many leaders do (usually … Continue reading I’m Done with “Bible-Believing” Condescension from Evangelicals
Given the fact that white skin and white privilege largely goes unnoticed/unrecognized by white people – but rarely by our neighbors of color in this country – I felt it would be uniquely within my call as pastor to a Christian community to take on this project. So #WhitenessHistoryMonth was born.