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

We are all Witnesses: Planned Parenthood, Eric Garner (Et al.), and Life in the Age of Footage

Ask the athletes, and they will tell you. The camera disabuses us of false perceptions of grandeur. Years ago, I scored the sole touchdown of my sixteen years of football. It was my first game back after three torn ligaments threatened to derail my career and close off any route to higher education. Ranging the … More We are all Witnesses: Planned Parenthood, Eric Garner (Et al.), and Life in the Age of Footage