Social justice activist and minister Derek Penwell offers this prayer for Election Day 2018.
Derek Penwell was nine years old when friend of his was badly burned. And it caused him to think about how we witness one another’s pain.
Professing to represent God while supporting a president who takes every opportunity to make miserable the very people God holds dearest to God’s heart is the very definition of “taking the Lord’s name in vain.”
— Jesus was an incredibly unlikely messiah. Though Matthew and Luke later shaped his genealogy in an attempt to establish his royal messianic bona fides, Jesus was born to humble parents from a nowhere town in a backwater state among desperate peasants—peasants who had little hope of relief from what they assumed was the irremediably…
If you don’t actively work toward a world where racism is a point of historical shame, you’re a racist.
Christians take note: If you care more about rooting out sin than in figuring out a way to offer help, it doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus.
Why Evangelicalism is neither the only nor the best voice of Christianity
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Refusing to tolerate bigotry does not abrogate the bigot’s rights.
Selected posts on the subject of privilege, in all its powerful variations.
At the wrong end of the socio-economic spectrum, Mary sings about where the poor and the powerless are lifted.
Why do we have to take the word of a racist that they’re not racist … all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding?
Christians today betray their heritage whenever they fail to welcome the stranger who comes to them in need.
To the extent that white evangelicals—like their vice president—have turned their backs on strangers thrown into cages our tax dollars have paid for, they’ve demonstrated an execrable failure of moral imagination.
Where has our “look but don’t touch” approach to life gotten us?
It is about dividing us and the our oppressors.