Is it fair to call justice a gospel distraction? Why do we set one against each other? Have we polarized them unnecessarily? And how much of our culture plays into answer to the question?
What if we believed our spiritual formation and politics were intertwined, not compartmentalized? What if we were brave enough to admit that politics might be controlling us, not the other way around? What if we looked at politics though redeemed eyes: that is for the sake of a flourishing world? These, and more, are some of the powerful issues that Kaitlyn Schiess helps us face in the liturgy of politics.
If Breonna Taylor’s Grand Jury verdict has shown us anything, it’s that we have a very long way to go towards racial justice in the United States. If you feel alone in your desire to see the church be an agent of change in this area, take heart, and read on. As Samwise Gamgee said …
Fact, if you read while cooking you’ll be able to read a few more paragraphs vs. cooking only. But you also might burn your food. I will not say anything more about this. There is a lot to learn about anti-racism, and the great thing about learning is that it gives you an excuse to …
Part of embracing a life that celebrates diversity is celebrating the cultural creations of people from other races and ethnicities. The following is a list of Black artists and creatives I’ve recently been loving and following. Check out some of the people from this list, especially in a medium you typically enjoy. You might just be surprised at who else you find!
A primary way we fight racism is through relationship. But what do we do when our whole world has been redesigned to reduce, or eliminate, contact between people? Even though COVID has made relationship building and maintaining a lot more difficult, there are still ways we can engage well in anti-racism. Read on for 5 of them!
The more I dive into the anti-racist life the more I am convinced that action doesn’t always have to be a coordinated, official effort with a brand and logo. It can simply be individuals engaged with Jesus’ heart: ready to be his hands and feet in ordinary places in ordinary ways. So, let’s not forget the poor in our school communities this year. Especially at a time when the unseen become more unseen as we enter a more, or all, digital schooling world.
If you’ve wondered about right way to capitalize “Black” and “White” when talking about race, you’re not alone. I dive into the issue in this post. The answers and reasons are surprising!
Ok, so this post has nothing to do with Spiderman. It’s about books. But when this picture appeared my search of reading-related images, well, there was no going back. Ok, on to the actual content. Have you ever heard the reading analogy, “some books are mirrors, others are windows?”It’s actually pretty apt. Some books are mirrors in them we see ourselves with our personalities, experiences, struggles, and dreams. Other books are they give us a view of experiences outside ourselves. They let us be spectators and learners in new worlds….
If you’re saying, “Ok. I understand that Black lives matter. I see that there is a history of racial oppression in the USA. I accept that the protesters have an important message. But, where do I go from here?” You need Mike Kelsey’s voice in your life! Mike has been foundational in my early, anti-racism …