Diversity, Oppression, and the God Who Hears

Here are a few pieces that I have submitted to other blogging networks over the last few weeks: Does the Church Really Want Diversity Over the years many American churches have expressed a desire to be more open to people of color so that we feel welcome in the congregation. The thought is that as … Continue reading Diversity, Oppression, and the God Who Hears

Ferguson: It Is a Sin Problem

There’s a Facebook post that is currently circulating. You know, the one written by football player Benjamin Watson. In it, Watson wrestles over his emotions regarding what is going on in Ferguson. While I don’t necessarily resonate with many of the points that he raises in the post, I do agree with some of Watson’s … Continue reading Ferguson: It Is a Sin Problem

Broken by Racism, Healed through Prayer

The killing of Mike Brown nearly a month ago has unfortunately proven that we do not live in a post-racial America. While a black man sits in the highest seat of authority in this country, his position has not lessened the degree to which black bodies are profiled and stereotyped on a daily basis. In … Continue reading Broken by Racism, Healed through Prayer

Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Forgive Us as We Forgive (Part 6)

Over the last few weeks, (with the exception of last week because, um, Ferguson) I have been discussing how the Lord's Prayer can be a model to form a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I have proposed that Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6 are not only meant to show believers how to pray but how we should … Continue reading Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Forgive Us as We Forgive (Part 6)