Selma and White Moderate Christians

Selma and White Moderate Christians

This weekend I went to see the movie Selma.  It was a powerful, moving and heart wrenching movie.  I experienced so many emotions that I could never fully express. Warning – Spoiler Alert Ahead!  For me the most moving scene in the movie was when they returned to the...

Evidence of Racism in Church Missions

Evidence of Racism in Church Missions

  In a recent post I shared insights from Leroy Barber’s book: Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who's More Precious In God's Sight?: A call for diversity in Christian missions and ministry.  Barber makes a strong argument that our current understanding of Church...

Thoughts on the Ferguson Decision

Thoughts on the Ferguson Decision

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo I grew up in a small town in Texas that was predominately white. There were only a few African American families in our whole county.  I never had any black friends or paid any...

Gentrification – A dirty word?

Gentrification – A dirty word?

Gentrification - is it a dirty word?  I suppose it depends on who you ask. In his article titled, “These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America” Zak Cheney-Rice looks at the rapid reurbanization of American cities and the effects of...