Category Archives: justice

Sorry Folks — to Avoid a Choice Is to Make a Choice

By | November 22, 2017

Traditionally, orthodox Christianity means a religion centered around the Christ of the New Testament, where what Jesus said and taught and did forms the central, defining properties of the religion. Christ did not hate the Jews or want them eliminated or gassed. Christ did not hate black Africans. In fact, some of the first disciples… Read More »

The Words of Good White Liberals

By | June 17, 2017

What are your thoughts, good people? http://kuow.org/post/understand-white-liberal-racism-read-these-private-emails This is really hard for me to read, because it is easier to talk about racism and to march against racism than it is to do the hard work of confronting racism *in our own lives*. It’s my opinion that we want to tell others how to fix… Read More »

Taking the Next Step

By | January 20, 2017

I recently participated in a live video-conference discussing Dr. Hart’s book “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism (https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Ive-Seen-Changing-Church/dp/1513800000). We had a class of disparate people of this country, representing (at least) three Christian faith communities, and we talked about the essentials of Dr. Hart’s book. I came away with great encouragement,… Read More »

Why Honor Dr. King?

By | January 16, 2017

Reposted from 2010,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  I wrote this as a quick email in response to some scurrilous nonsense forwarded to me, nonsense written by a white Christian eager to point out to me that Dr. King was a flawed man, too flawed to be honored and acknowledged. N.B. 2016. I’ve… Read More »

It’s Time for Black Americans to Forgive White People. Or Is It?

By | November 30, 2016

I run this community discussion (moderated) about white racism in America and the white American church, using the book “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism” (Dr. Drew G. I. Hart, 2016). We’re in the eighth chapter, and a question came up, offered by one of the participants. (For relevancy but not… Read More »

The Non-Whiteness of Jesus

By | November 22, 2016

I got to thinking the other day about how we see Jesus and Jesus’ teachings expressed in the lives of his followers. And I began thinking about how hard it is to reconcile our Christian behavior with our Christ. Traditionally, orthodox Christianity means a religion centered around the Christ of the New Testament, where what… Read More »