Category Archives: Life Recovery Skills

Does White Privilege Exist?

By | January 23, 2018

Recently a sincere white American Christian male asserted that there is no such thing as white privilege, that white Christians have no obligation to inquire as to whether there is any such thing as white privilege, that people of color, sexual minorities, and others (including, I’d hazard, women) have nothing to complain about in the… Read More »

Converting the Unconvertable

By | January 17, 2018

You cannot change someone’s mind through the presentation of fact. That presentation of fact happens later, after they are willing to be persuaded. What changes people is personal interaction and communication. So outside of any change of mind, connection with people can lead to a chance for a change in direction. It happens very, very… Read More »

The Evangel and Evangelicals

By | December 23, 2017

It’s weird to me. My friends who are not connected to white Evangelicalism see all the things white Evangelicals are doing. They see the open adulation of whiteness and religiosity and absolutely crazy & delusional “rationalizations” for supporting people like Trump and Moore and somehow making it OK because Jesus. This is actually going on,… Read More »

Review: A Civil War Christmas

By | December 17, 2017

We saw #Taproot Theatre’s production of “A Civil War Christmas” last night, and I have to say, I wanted to like this more, but could not. This was not due to the sets, the lighting, the staging, the choreography, the sound, the music, costumes, or the actors—all which were competent and professional. It was the… Read More »

Evangelicals Lose It All for Their Mess of Pottage

By | December 12, 2017

I have to say this AGAIN IN CAPS to my Evangelical friends: WHEN YOU MAKE IT ALL ABOUT ABORTION, YOU END UP WITH TERRIBLE, DESPICABLE CANDIDATES WHO KNOW YOU HAVE NO OTHER STANDARDS. Had Evangelicals looked at the candidates in Alabama in the primary, they would have selected Luther Strange, who would have won this… Read More »

Love Wins, But Sometimes It Comes in Second

By | December 11, 2017

“May God have mercy on us all. I only know I miss my daughter Patti very much and I am grateful for having her as my daughter.” Would you abandon your child if they told you they were gay? Would you sit there while your preacher preached hate about your child? Would you sit… Read More »

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? 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 »