White-centeredness highlights the actions of the majority culture as normal, authoritative, and foolproof. White supremacy, on the other hand, can be defined as the belief …
February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America. On that day five years ago, Martin, a 17-year old African American was walking …
As a Christian, who follows and worships a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus of Nazareth, I forthrightly say that every Christian should speak against Anti-Semitism before and after it raises its ugly head in the church and in society. Anti-Semitism is Anti-Christ.
Don’t remain disengaged when Jehovah’s Witnesses show up at your door. They need to hear the gospel. Most of us don’t answer the door because we’re not scripturally literate enough to defend our position.
This is only a small story in the larger picture of the fight against racism, but it encourages us to display the grace of the gospel at all times, and to change the negative narratives of racial injustice and inequality that continue today.
There is something wrong with reducing black life down to comparative terms that perpetuate a narrative of white affluence and black victimization. These two opposing views have collided in the recent public framing of black life in America as downtrodden, destitute, and hopeless–and they speciously encourage double consciousness.
When it comes to the hot topic of Immigration in the United States, one of the healthiest things we can do as Christians is simply open up the Bible and see what God has to say about it. Although we have the right to have different perspectives on immigration politically and economically, we must first seek to have a biblical perspective.
Black, brown, and white men would do well to listen to our marginalized evangelical sisters and sisters of color to learn the ways the intersection of race and gender subjects them to oppressive experiences in certain evangelical spaces.
Is Christianity really a white man’s religion? What do we do with the biblical passages that seem to condone slavery? How can African-Americans faithfully practice Christian faith in good conscience?
As followers of Christ and Children of light, let us not politicize the message and gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to divorce biblical Christianity from American Political Christianity. We need to treat our neighbor and the stranger among us with love, compassion, and dignity.
If we as Christians are going to produce books, music, and movies that almost solely satisfy “the sanitized’s” expectations, we may potentially stifle the power and reach of the Gospel. Feeding the saints and reaching the lost are not synonymous in producing art.
Because of the private nature of sexuality in marriage, sexual intimacy is rarely discussed in the church in a joint public forum that addresses its nuances appropriately, but honestly for the married and singles. As a result, we often adopt a shallow view of what sexual intimacy is.