Cultural and racial appreciation may come off well. But without God and a biblical approach, it can serve the wicked system of supremacy, envy, and power. Though Jordan Peele dressed these themes up with horror and humor, the racial issues and their implications are stark.
The goal today is this: to untangle race, religion, and politics so that divisions in the world don’t cause divisions in the Church.
Too often Whites seek to correlate their own personal pain or experiences with the racialized pain of their minority brothers and sisters. But the authors make it clear – “not all pain is the same.
Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith, carefully documented how white Christians and black Christians generally have different perspectives of …
Nobody likes a copycat. Whether it’s at school, sitting for an exam or seeing someone with your outfit in public, there’s something disingenuous about an …
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 …
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.
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.