My friends in Baltimore never talked about racial reconciliation. They only talked about white supremacy and the way the Church was complicit in maintaining the status quo of systemic racism.
Despite the growing political divides in our country, our mid-western church has outspoken pro-Trump folks and fiscal conservatives who can’t stand Trump. We have families from different racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We have union Democrats and social justice activists. Now you my be thinking, as the pastor I try to avoid talking about politics … Continue reading Listening to Fox News Made Me A More Effective Progressive Pastor
The first year after my parent’s separation was unstable. We bounced around from place to place as my mom searched for a second job and a new apartment; and we slept in cars, on floor pallets in spare bedrooms, on the couches of the men my mom would find to give her money in exchange … Continue reading My Year as a Homeless Child
Because even though slavery ended in 1865, most white Christians went on reading the Bible and seeing the world around exactly as they had before.
Black Panther is a film by black people, for black people –– from all across the deeply beautiful spectrum that is the African continent and its vast diaspora. It is a film for them and their ancestors. For we who are white, I think it’s appropriate to consider a few things when it comes to … Continue reading 9 Things White People Need to Know Before Going to Black Panther
Our thoughts and prayers are not enough…we need to ban assault rifles and here are 7 Christian reasons why: Jesus invited disciples to take up the cross not an assault rifle. Jesus told us to fear not so what exactly are we trying to protect ourselves from? If you believe life inside the uterus needs … Continue reading 7 Reasons Christians Should Support Banning Assault Rifles