(I am thankful for the opportunity to have a guest post from Kevin Sweeney. He is a true follower of Jesus, intellect, theologian, and friend of marginalized people. I have been personally encouraged by his transparency as he discusses, exposes, and confronts white privilege and systemic racism as a white male himself. His honesty,Continue reading “Tribal Talk: Exorcism and White Supremacy (Guest Post By Kevin Sweeney)”
Tag Archives: Theology
Prophetic Priorities for the Poor and Democratic Duty Dichotomies: A Spin Off
One area for me that makes the discussion concerning Christian responsibility for the poor more of a complex one, is the reality that we do not live under Caesar and the Roman Empire, but rather in imperial America we have a democracy, which means we (everyone not just politicians) in some form take the placeContinue reading “Prophetic Priorities for the Poor and Democratic Duty Dichotomies: A Spin Off”
Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney recently made an interesting comment about his lack of concern for poor people. According to him, we need not care about poor people because America has a safety net. Rather, he is concerned with America’s middle class because they are the ones who are struggling. Yes, that’s right, the people with more resourcesContinue reading “Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney”
Wright Around The Way!
Looking forward to Jeremiah Wright coming to my block next week, when he will be speaking at the Baptist church on my block on Monday and Tuesday. I have really appreciated his perspective. I honestly was not very familiar with him before President Obama and him split ways. From that point forward, specifically after hearingContinue reading “Wright Around The Way!”
Kenya: London Layover
Our trip to Kenya, must really start with our layover in London. We had a 13 hour layover, which gave us the opportunity to get out into the city and see the sights. It was my first and only time in Europe. I probably did not get to take it all in as much asContinue reading “Kenya: London Layover”
Denigrating the Oppressed: A Fresh Look At Barabbas
It seems that holy week would be an appropriate time to reconsider Barabbas, despite colonized depictions that disparage and belie the legacy of this man. I suggest that Barabbas is not the man often depicted in many Western Churches, rather through faithful study of the gospel records a clear alternative image is painted of thisContinue reading “Denigrating the Oppressed: A Fresh Look At Barabbas”
Evangelical Split, Piper Imperialism, & a Search for Postcolonial Christian Expression
Many evangelical bloggers have just finished chiming in on Rob Bell’s new book. While there have been a couple nuanced positions, overall most have fallen into two camps; conservative modernist evangelicals (especially reformed conservatives) and postmodern missional evangelicals (especially emerging church leaders). What I and others realized was that this internet and blogosphere battle thatContinue reading “Evangelical Split, Piper Imperialism, & a Search for Postcolonial Christian Expression”
I Still think James Cone is better than N.T. Wright!
A few months back I stirred up a lively discussion on facebook on why I prioritized James Cone over N.T. Wright as a theologian. I STILL feel the same and this is why… N.T. Wright is a first class biblical scholar, he is brilliant, and I have learned much from his works. However, N.T. WrightContinue reading “I Still think James Cone is better than N.T. Wright!”
Why Centrism Is Off the Path!
Whether it’s politics, theology, or one’s official stance on Justin Bieber, it seems the growing sentiment is that being a centrist is always the right way to go. Given that option, or the other which is being labeled a radical or extremist, it seems like a pretty obvious answer, right? Wrong! Since when did beingContinue reading “Why Centrism Is Off the Path!”
J. Kameron Carter
I recently started inching through J. Kameron Carter’s book Race: A Theological Account. I’ve found him to be an extremely insightful scholar and theologian as he discusses the origins of racial classification through a theological framing. He’s a heavy weight, but I promise his insights are worth it. Here is a video of him givingContinue reading “J. Kameron Carter”