What Does Whiteness Mean to You?

By Tammy Perlmutter
Maggie Hubbard was involved in a church community in Seattle that was committed to racial reconciliation when she realized she didn’t understand her own race or how race functioned in America.

Why This Theologian Argues a ‘Bad-Ass’ Christianity May Be Our Only Hope to Defeat Christian Nationalism

By Miguel De La Torre

What good is the pursuit of the intellect if it does not contribute to the betterment of humanity? Eurocentric scholarship has been reduced to knowing, not transforming. For those who are minoritized by Eurocentric academics, the goal of the scholar who is prophetic is to seek harmony with what the future might bring while remaining faithful to one’s beliefs and/or worldview—providing encouragement when it leads toward justice, dire warning when it does not.

Why, Between White Jesus and Me, One of Us Had to Die

By Tamice Spencer-Helms

It had been three years since Trayvon Martin was killed. I was living in Atlanta, Georgia, working full-time for a mostly white college ministry. And I was dying inside. 

I spent the three years after Trayvon died in perpetual despair.

The Bible in Black & White: Lessons from the Postemancipation South

By Elizabeth L. Jemison
As black and white Christians in the postemancipation era wrestled with the often-intimate relationship between Protestant Christianity and white supremacy, they set the stage for national religious and political conflicts that reverberate to our day.

Harry Potter, CRT, and Whom to Trust

By Felicia Melian

If you grew up in ’90s evangelicalism, like I did, there’s a good chance your parents either banned or were suspicious of the young wizard Harry Potter (while the “sorcery” in the Narnia and Lord of the Rings books was considered okay) without much investigation into why. 

In Praise of Skepticism and Discomfort: A Review of “How to Have an Enemy”

By Ryan Groff

How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger & The Work of Peace by Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler is a sermon. Like a good sermon it encourages skepticism and ensures discomfort.

As an elder-Millennial like me might say, this sermon teaches listeners “how to enemy.” We have tried to raise our children with similar instructions on when anger and hate are appropriate and when they are not.