Our dominant, white Christian culture has white-washed Jesus. Instead of expanding our understanding of those who are different from us, we have replaced them and their stories with a light brown-haired, blue-eyed lie.
For me, the practice of cultivating hope during the Advent season began with a list of simple action steps.
Today, in the land of the free and the home of the tribal, “discernable truth” seems tenuous at best. Americans are locked collectively in a truth-crisis so perilous that distinguishing “fictional” from “actual realities” has become a 24/7 confrontation across every segment of our national life, churches included.
In these moments of impeachment, the court prophets have lined up to defend the president, led by a few prominent, white evangelical leaders – none more outspoken than Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress.
In the case of Aimee Stephens, Americans’ bathroom habits took center stage as some of the nation’s most “rational” legal minds departed from interpreting the law and spiraled down into irrationality.
The ecosystem of congregations, judicatories and the institutions that prepare persons for ministry has been fraying across the denominational spectrum.
Israeli settlers are part of a decades-long, U.S. financed and militarily supported invasion of the occupied West Bank by the Israeli government – an invasion sacralized by conservative evangelical Christians.
Are our family dynamics and table conversations really going to be so awful that many of us just want to “survive” Thanksgiving this year?
One exchange during the impeachment hearings was a reminder of what it means to be a witness as a follower of Jesus.