Search

Love Is Enough

 

Love is enough

by Paul Alexander

This afternoon I made a sign that says, “Love is Enough.” Then I drove to a political rally, got out of the car, and sat under a tree across the street from the supporters of the politician. I didn’t say anything. I sat behind the sign so that only the sign showed.

Continue reading “Love Is Enough”

The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

trouble i've seen coverI read and listen to a lot of people who talk about race, racism, and oppression within the church and the academy. Some are academics who I, a seminary-trained theologian-activist struggle to understand. Others are pastors and lay leaders who are excellent storytellers but have less of the critical race theory and historical context to round out their dialog.

Continue reading “The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism”

Blood Cries Out

9781625644626John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell’s vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell’s religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home.

Continue reading “Blood Cries Out”

Vatican

A Vatican conference rejects the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on Gospel nonviolence.

Escaping Whiteness: Racing, Raising, and Razing Moses as White

moses

by Paul Alexander

Part 3 of 8

Only one person raced as Egyptian (White) exits Whiteness alive—Moses. Can people raced as White locate themselves in Moses’ narrative and escape? Moses was not raced as ‘White’ from his mother’s womb. He was raced by Whiteness as Other.

Continue reading “Escaping Whiteness: Racing, Raising, and Razing Moses as White”

Eyes to See: How We View Racism in the Church

DrewHartPic-685x1024

An Interview with Dr. Drew G.I. Hart

by Micky ScottBey Jones

Dog-whistle politics. Protest in the streets. Changing religious norms. For many, there is trouble to be seen everywhere we look. In Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, author and theologian Dr. Drew Hart shares the racism he has observed in the American church and in the larger culture.

Continue reading “Eyes to See: How We View Racism in the Church”

Escaping Whiteness: Egypt as Whiteness

Vintage engraving of Ancient Egyptians building a Pyramid

by Paul Alexander

Part 2 of 8

It is well known that Israel’s exodus from Egypt is a central story for liberation movements, and it could be a way for people who have been raced by Whiteness as White to “inhabit the world beyond the theological problem of whiteness.”[1] I am inspired by African American biblical hermeneutics and the lyrics of slave spirituals that underline the resonances of exodus within enslaved Africans’ hearts and their hermeneutical freedom to identify the Egypt land with the US south.[2]

Continue reading “Escaping Whiteness: Egypt as Whiteness”

Ending Homelessness by Giving the Homeless Homes

Picture1

by Micael Grenholm

A Canadian city called Medicine Hat has now eliminated homelessness by giving the homeless homes. Utah is doing this as well – every homeless person gets a home and access to a social worker and a case worker who will help them getting a job, be intergrated in society and get mental health care if they need some. At first, the home is free, and if they get a job they’ll pay 30% of their income for the house.

Continue reading “Ending Homelessness by Giving the Homeless Homes”

Azusa Now: Revival and Reconciliation

Azusa Now

Over 100,000 people are expected to join the Azusa Now meeting in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday April 9, 2016. Pentecostal leaders like Heidi Baker, Bill Johnson and Daniel Kolenda will speak at the event which is arranged by TheCall.

Continue reading “Azusa Now: Revival and Reconciliation”

Blog at WordPress.com. | The Baskerville Theme.

Up ↑

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.