Will the Real Church Please Stand Up?

Racism and white supremacy are back in the news again for all the wrong reasons. In the days since the horrific events in Charlottesville, VA I have watched our President issue a vague statement lamenting violence on “both sides,” clarify that statement by naming white nationalism, and then retract that statement by crying about how... Continue Reading →


A Brief Word on Colorblindness

When it comes to bridging the racial divide in our nation I hear a lot of well-meaning people suggest that society needs to become “colorblind” in order to move beyond racial tension. By this they mean that we should refuse to view each other as persons of color; that we should not acknowledge that we... Continue Reading →

Towards A (More) Global Theology

Quick, name five theologians who aren’t American or European… Come on, you can do it… Hurry… Nope? Well don’t feel too bad. I was wearing the proverbial dunce hat when my global theology professor asked the same question on the first day of class. You see, American churches tend to only read American theologians. We... Continue Reading →

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the day when Christians become freakish weirdos and smear ashes on their foreheads to remind each other that they’re going to die. At least that’s how this happy little ritual looks to outsiders. Despite my exaggerated humor, there a lot of faithful Christians who are also unaware of Ash Wednesday. Those... Continue Reading →

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