Category: Race

Bighearted Hospitality for Strangers

Please welcome my guest, Sarah Quezada, author of Love Undocumented, which brings together her personal story and experience of the U.S. immigration system with Scripture and her Christian faith. In this excerpt, she talks about bighearted hospitality ...

The Kinky Curly Theological Collective

In the fall of 2017, I gathered a group of African and African American women to launch a ministry that have been pregnant with for years “The Kinky Curly Theological Collective.”  This collective affirms the experiences, wisdom, and expert...

Kinda Like Family

I get defensive when I listen to episodes like the one that aired today on a special edition of The Current. I’m not particularly proud of my instinctive reaction, but there you go. The episode was called “In Care and In Crisis: Canada’s Indigenous Child Welfare Emergency.” It deals with the deeply troubling realities faced […]

Guidelines for a Constructive Church

In honor of MLK today, enjoy this speech he delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church on June 5, 1966. Like so many of his words, this address feels every bit as prescient today as it did then. The full transcript and a recording can be found here I would like to preach from the subject: "Guidelines for a Constructive Church." Over the last several weeks now, we've been reading a good deal in our newspapers about guidelines. Now this word has been applied basically to the public school systems across our nation, particularly in the South. [...]

The Most Dangerous Negro: MLK’s Double-Sided Dream

We live in the ripples of the impact of Martin Luther King’s inspiring life. Yet as we celebrate the first MLK day with President Trump in office, we must remember what is often lost from popular history and public memory during our memorializing. We m...

Sacred Duplicity

I offered this poem I wrote to our church as a lament during our Race Relations Sunday service. And here I offer it again, understanding the role of lament and an honest examination of our current reality – and our history – to move us forw...

White Jesus

There are many Jesus' that people worship.  But the one I hear about most frequently is the Jesus of most American churches, the one that is followed by the majority of White American Christians. I heard Aisha Harris call him "White Jesus" on Code Switch the other day. White Jesus loves his enemies and then kills them. White Jesus seeks to obtain and stabilize power, making excuses for

#MeToo: Power, Consent and Sexual Desire

I’ve been struggling to find the words to respond to a discussion that I had with my cohost on Episode 8 of our Podcast “Black Gal White Guy” about the #MeToo Campaign. In that conversation, we spoke at length about the problem with sexual harassment and assault, which affects women significantly more than men. [...]
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