Words matter. They are how we frame our society, our relationships, our entire lives. They are a gift. Actions matter. They impact everyone and everything around us. They have the power to help or harm. The central question for Christians,…
A ‘Civil Rides’ bicycle trek: a reminder that being ‘not-racist’ is not enough
During the Civil Rights Movement being not-racist in the midst of murder, lynching, theft and almost every other degradation known to humanity, wasn’t enough. It still isn’t.
The Cosmic Christ and a truly inclusive Gospel welcome all. Do we?
We have taken a cosmic Gospel that redeems everything and replaced it with a puny, individualistic, if-you-were-to-die-today, only-the-soul-matters gnostic heresy. It’s not the real Gospel, of course, but sadly it has found a hospitable environment in many churches.
Jesus was lynched. Holy Week’s symbols should include a cross and a noose
During Holy Week maybe we white Christians should hold the image of a cross in one hand and the image of a noose in the other. Both should call us to repentance.
Have all our short-term mission trips to Latin America shaped our response to the migrant ‘caravan’?
Over the past dozen years, nearly 13 million American Christians have participated in short-term mission trips to Latin American countries. Where are those 13 million Jesus-followers now when their voices and actions are most needed?