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.

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. 

The ‘fleshiness of the story’: David de Leon on the complexities of Asian American Christian identity

By Leah Silvieus
David de Leon speaks to the relationship between the complexities of understanding “Asian American Christian identity,” the interconnectedness of journeys toward justice, and what is next for him in his vocational path as a doctoral student in Systematic Theology at Fordham University.

Red Lip Theology: A Conversation with Candice Marie Benbow

By Candice Marie Benbow
We talk with Candice Marie Benbow, a theologian, essayist, columnist, baker, and educator whose work gives voice to Black women’s shared experiences of faith, healing, and wholeness.

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.

To Dismantle White Supremacy, Christians Must Confront Antisemitism

By Elizabeth Moraff

A rabbi in Boston was stabbed on a synagogue’s steps a few weeks ago. A summer camp was going on inside. The camp immediately went into lockdown.

The day it happened I had dropped my own 2-year-old daughter off at camp at our synagogue.

Racism Is No Fluke: A Response to Anthea Butler’s “White Evangelical Racism”

By Brandi Miller

After the presidential victory of Donald Trump wherein the vast majority of White evangelicals voted for the celebrity-turned-crass-politician, many Christians both inside and outside the church were forced to reckon with an issue of identity.

Critical Race Theory, Part 3: Six Key Tenets of Critical Race Theory in Christianity

By Robert Chao Romero

To foster racial reconciliation, structural reform, and constructive dialogue, I present here a framework of Critical Race Theory in Christianity.
1. Community Cultural Wealth and Social Justice. From a biblical vantage point, every ethnic group of the world possesses distinct, God-given, cultural treasure/wealth.

Critical Race Theory in Christianity, Part 2: An Introduction to Critical Race Theory

By Robert Chao Romero

As a practical response to the spiritual borderlands of institutional Christianity and Ethnic Studies, I propose a new academic project—that of Critical Race Theory in Christianity. To those who may be unfamiliar, Critical Race Theory (CRT) examines the intersection of race, racism, and U.S.