To fulfill its duty as a way-station for theological discussion of current events, all this week “We Talk. We Listen” will be playing host to multiple perspectives of the recent electio…
I think both nominees were selected in bad faith. Clinton, because people thought we needed an heir apparent when we really needed a true contest — in their hearts, people knew that she was likely unelectable even though they were right that she had the experience. Trump, because people were angry and he was yelling for them (and I get that, he yelled some for me too), but what we really needed from the GOP was a candidate who espoused conservative values in a contest where true conservatives had Play-Doh for personalities.
Okay. This might be a little obvious. But seriously, Luke Cage — the series — is black (and amazing). I don’t mean in terms of humor, I mean it’s a series with an African American protagonist in an African American community with a main cast that’s almost completely … Continue reading Luke Cage is Black.
I woke up this morning as I have for the past two weeks…tired. I have been getting enough sleep, using my CPAP machine and the whole nine but every day I am tired. But, this morning I began to think about what God calls us … Continue reading Racism is Exhausting…
We have a problem with violence. I know, shocker; but it isn’t the problem we think we have. The problem we have with violence isn’t that it exists and we need to stop people from shooting, stabbing, maiming, and killing each other. No, the … Continue reading Faith in Violence
The constant rehearsing of the trauma of racism has placed an indelible chasm in the soul of black folks. As we wrestle to understand and try to reconcile how other Christians can stand around as such heinous crimes were/are being done to black and brown … Continue reading Racism and Christianity
It’s an important piece of our cultural puzzle to be reminded why there are racial tensions in our nation, in our communities, in our families; to be reminded that even after generations gone by, the echo of slavery infects our culture. The ones who say this isn’t so are often the very ones who reverence the Confederacy, who declare “heritage, not hatred”. I find this to be so ironic that it’s painful.