The Church as Witness and Protest: A Call to a Faithful Response to Charlottesville

(Editor’s note: This was a sermon based on Romans 12:1–9.) Alabama In middle school during black history month we would watch these videos called Eyes On the Prize and  make posters lauding black achievement.  There were posters about George Washington Carver and his varied uses of the peanut.  Alongside Carver, one might find Harriet Tubman … More The Church as Witness and Protest: A Call to a Faithful Response to Charlottesville

Sit Down, Be Humble: On Speaking about “The Church”

  When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15) There is a cottage industry that exists online and in print that offers … More Sit Down, Be Humble: On Speaking about “The Church”

Mixed-Race Kids, the Church, and the Blessing of Manasseh and Ephraim

  Genesis has long been at the center of Jewish and Christian reflection on what it means to be the people of God.  In the Christian tradition, much has been written about God’s declaration that he made man and woman in his image such that all people deserve to be treated with the dignity.  The … More Mixed-Race Kids, the Church, and the Blessing of Manasseh and Ephraim