On August 26, 2021, President Joe Biden made a speech not only condemning the suicide attack on Kabul airport by ISIS-K, which killed 13 service members and many more Afghan civilians, but he also continued the long American tradition of ripping Scripture from its literary and historical context in order to justify the continuation of … Continue reading A 2,500 Year Old Bible Verse Does Not Justify Modern War
If you had told 16 year old me that at 31 years old I would be openly and proudly Bi/Pansexual while also identifying as a Christian, I would have laughed in your face. At 16 years old I believed the false narrative that in order to be Christian, I had to deny a key part … Continue reading Leaving Evangelicalism for My Queer Christian Faith
Immediately after the Nov 6, 2020 election, many well meaning, but naive, predominantly white progressive religious leaders were advocating for “unity.” But Black and brown people knew better. We understood that unless Trump and his most ardent supporters were held accountable for the pain and suffering they caused, that things would only get worse. Most of … Continue reading I Refuse a Naive Unity with Christian White Supremacists.
Throughout the hellish week that was Election Week, some Christians relied on numerous platitudes to help navigate the various emotions and tensions they struggled with. One common platitude, mentioned by Christians across the political and theological spectrum, focused on God’s sovereignty. I saw numerous Facebook posts, Instagram memes, and tweets expressing a variation of “No … Continue reading God is In Control is Not an Excuse for Inaction
As November 3rd draws nearer, I hear not only an increase in the bitter and divisive political rhetoric as Biden and Trump vie for the presidency, but also pleas on the part of some Christian leaders to focus on “Christian unity.” To be honest, I don’t blame pastors and other leaders for wanting to provide … Continue reading Christian Unity Doesn’t Mean Avoiding Political Realities
This proposed solution is based on the notion that racism is primarily about individual acts of hatred. It is part of the American obsession with individualism, an obsession that many forms of Christianity in America share: “if we only faithfully preach God’s love for everyone and get as many individuals as possible to accept it, … Continue reading White Christians, Individual Acts of Love Isn’t Enough to Solve Racism