“It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.

A nation that silences stories, ignores, obscures, and criminalizes history; a country that continues to capitalize on the exploitation, exclusion, and expulsion of the most vulnerable through indoctrination, manipulation, and abuse is playing a deadly game of roulette on the edge of its own sword. Continue reading “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.

The Urgency of the Moment: A Call for Christians to Confront Racism

By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. In his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used the phrase “the urgency of the moment.” As he spoke truth to power, enumerating various aspects of racial inequality, he … Continue reading The Urgency of the Moment: A Call for Christians to Confront Racism

What’s Unchristian About Christian Nationalism?

In their book, Taking America Back for God, sociologists Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry define Christian nationalism as “a cultural framework – a collection of myths, traditions, symbols, narratives, and value systems – that idealizes and advocates a fusion of Christianity with American civic life.” Continue reading What’s Unchristian About Christian Nationalism?

Don’t Play This At Church

“We accept you as a person who needs us to help you and who can help us meet our diversity (image) goals, but don’t make us uncomfortable. . . Don’t expect to be deeply cared about by us, because we do not want to hear about, see, or learn about your life, your culture, or your experiences that differ from ours. We have our story (about you) and we are sticking to it. . . Continue reading Don’t Play This At Church