My conservative friends give me hope in a time when I really need some hope. They help me re-frame my liberal rants into something conservative people could hear. They engage with my ideas and don’t make it personal in a time where its so easy to get personal. And our faith is not on the line. We don’t accuse one another of being bad Christians. I’m not willing to trade these relationships that mean so much to me for a 12 minute political rant. Especially when the best part of talking about politics with my congregation is hearing from them.
Society tells me that all I have to do be safe is get an education, speak well, wear a suit, and I’m covered. But I remind society that Dr. King was well educated, well spoken, and was killed and buried well dressed. So sometimes I wonder if his living was in vain?
Virginity is not the secret of to healthy or good relationships. Evangelicals worship at the altar of purity and put resources, time, and theologizing into protecting it without teaching is people how to be Christians of sexual integrity and Christlikeness.
You’ve probably heard Kim Burrell’s name mentioned more in the last week than you have in the last year. Kim would likely rather it be for her contribution to the soundtrack of the movie Hidden Figures, than for her now infamous anti-gay sermon that recently went viral. If you have no clue of who Kim … Continue reading 5 Thoughts on Kim Burrell, Homosexuality, and the Bible
Dear Pastor, I thank God for the work that you are doing in the church. I know how hard you work: hospital visits, sermon writing, and committees. You pour out so much for your community. Thank you. I’m writing today because I think that we have something to offer. I’ve noticed something, there are some … Continue reading To Pastors Ministering in White Culture: The Gospel and Racial Stamina
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