Accepting the call to Black motherhood without averting my eyes from the spectacle of Black death
A conversation with pastor and activist Melissa Florer-Bixler about about L’Arche North Carolina, anti-Black racism, defunding the police, holy anger, Mary the first priest, Whiteness, and more
Kerry Connelly and Layla F. Saad offer primers for White people in various stages of antiracism journeys.
The verdict of a court is not the final verdict of a society.
We began to understand why James Baldwin called US history “more beautiful and more terrible than anyone has ever said about it.”
The Bible shows us what to do with our frustration, outrage, and complicity.
The city felt like it had been sucker punched.
I used to wonder about the propriety of faith in a White Jesus. Now I struggle with the efficacy of faith at all.
It’s written in our flesh and rehearsed throughout history.
Perhaps the names once chosen for honor can now spark meaningful conversation.
When it comes to racism, we’re failing it too.
This victory won’t amount to much if Americans don’t understand why racist team names are a problem.
The Christian faith provides some tools for letting go of our defensiveness.
To insist on a narrative of forgiveness is dehumanizing and violent. It goes against the very nature of lament.