racism

Happy Moltmann Monday, all! In honor of MLK Day, I don’t think our German friend will mind if we spend this post reading some of King’s words. The section I’ve selected is from his 1964 report on the state of civil rights called “Hammer on Civil Rights.”* ┬áHe discusses police…

This Moltmann Monday, I want to share a passage from The Spirit of Life with you, which I hope will help us think theologically about recent issues in Baltimore, and about the systemic racism in our country that keeps rearing its ugly head. It comes from a section on “the…

My week has been filled with conversation about race and racism this week, beginning with Dallas Dinner Table on Monday and including a Diversity Dinner and workshop last night at my children’s school. But here is the comment that keeps coming back to me, over and over again. At that…

Awareness is the first step, right? So I thought today during my week of blogging about race, I’d simply provide a list of facts and studies that show the problem of racism as alive, well, and harmful. First, do you want to get a read on your own biases? Take…

Happy Moltmann Monday! As it coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought I’d share an excerpt from a chapter in Experiences in Theology called “Black Theology for Whites.” I love the title alone, actually, because it already makes many of us pause and consider which perspective we’re coming…

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