Join me September 2nd for a Who Will Be A Witness streaming launch event hosted by the famous Midtown Scholar Bookstore. You must register to get access. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uV06tHpxSi-H0tFpQ6_q0w The book is available for pre-order through Midtown Scholar Bookstore and wherever books are sold.
A documentary series featuring me and others discussing what we mean when we describe racism as a system.
Hey Friends, I’m one month away from the release of my next book, Who Will Be A Witness?: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. I am especially excited to see this book released since it is so timely for our moment and is designed to strengthen the church’s public witness in doing justiceContinue reading “Who Will Be A Witness? Launch Team”
I keep seeing many white people posting things like “more white people have been killed by police than black people”. In saying so, they seem to assume that they have magically dismantled the whole reason why #BlackLivesMatter exists. Of course it does no such thing. While that simple fact is true, clearly people are not taking any time to think about basic demographic proportions in the United States when making their statements.
Brothers and Sisters, the time for justice and truth to break loose in our society has always been right now. We cannot afford to merely remember the courageous actions and words of our heroes of the past like Martin Luther King Jr. and Ida B. Wells, we must embody the spirit of that struggle ofContinue reading “The time for justice is now: November 12, 2014 at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. at 12:30 p.m”
“for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest, possible difference—so wide that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.” (Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) It seems like everywhere youContinue reading “(Fixed Link) New Christian Century Post : Navigating the waters of post-Christendom visions”
(Reminder: My blog home has moved. However, here is the first half of my recent post. The link to the full article can be found at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to add my new blog home “Taking Jesus Seriously” to your RSS feed to keep up, which can easily be done fromContinue reading “Beyond White Privilege (Full text is at “Taking Jesus Seriously””
We had an excellent conversation on Race, Racism, Injustice, Reconciliation, and how following Jesus should make a difference in a racialized society, while specifically considering how Anabaptist communities have been wrestling with these issues in North America. We dialogued about how we were all living and learning into a new way that renounced and resistedContinue reading “If You Missed It Live, Here’s the Recording: #MennoNerdsOnRace Panel Video”
Please take a moment and read over the instructions to actually participate in the live event on Race, Mutuality, & Anabaptist Community this Thursday. Here are detailed instructions for how to log in when it starts, as well as how to propose questions for the panel. We know many people have not used Google hangouts before soContinue reading “Detailed Instructions (and options) for Watching & Participating in the #MennoNerdsOnRace Event”
Who am I? This man or that other? Am I then this man today and tomorrow another? Am I both all at once? An imposter to others, but to me little more than a whining, despicable weakling? Does what is in me compare to a vanquished army, that flees in disorder before a battle alreadyContinue reading “A Selection from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Poem “Who Am I?” – written in 1944 while in prison”