Brian Bantum teaches theology at Seattle Pacific University and is the author of Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity (Baylor University Press).
In the wake of Michael Brown's shooting by Darren Wilson and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Lauryn Hill posted a song called "Black Rage."
The new year is only a few weeks old. Like most people I have been reflecting on the past year, wondering where the time went. But even more, I have been wondering what the world has come to.
Idolatry seems like such an easy thing to avoid. No wooden statues on the mantel, no lockets with Zeus pictured within. But it’s never that easy, is it?
1 Corinthians 7:29–31
Paul isn’t asking us to avoid the world. But if the form of the world is passing way, the everyday is becoming a step into promise.
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