In the last few weeks I’ve found myself wrestling through a sea of arduous thoughts and questions – many revolving around the issue of racial discord and ethnic prejudice. Perhaps you know the feeling. Though I honestly feel like I have more questions than answers at times, I feel compelled to offer a few propositions … Continue reading

Why I’m Not Color-Blind

All is not well. In light of the recent Confederate Flag conversation, there seems to be a lot volatile discussion in the media regarding the issue of race and discrimination. Not surprisingly – the Christian voice is certainly among the chorus of responses I’ve seen – and I think that’s a good thing. But now … Continue reading

Donald Sterling, Racism, and a Gospel Response

In light of the recent Donald Sterling scandal, there seems to be a lot volatile discussion in the media regarding the issue of race and discrimination. Not surprisingly – the Christian voice is certainly among the chorus of responses I’ve seen – and I think that’s a good thing. But, as is the case with … Continue reading

Racism, Reverse-Racism, and the Subtlety of Suburbia

Last week I asked friends, family, and my community about their perspective on racism. I never could have imagined how fascinating their responses would be. These are some of them: Martin.Zimmerman.Survey (click the link to view the pdf)   “The more fractured we are, the greater we become spectacles to the world. The more we … Continue reading

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the Racial Divide

I am at my computer on Saturday evening, July 13th – staring unsettled at the content I have prepared for a teaching on racism tomorrow. I was certain that something in my message needed to shift, but unsure exactly how – until I logged onto Facebook. News of the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict flooded … Continue reading

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