“If racism is a class weapon, then ending racism is in the self-interest of nearly every American.”
“What advantage do we gain by possessing a Pauline theology that lies outside and above his writings?”
“All of our efforts at changing the social fabric of this country must begin with changing the geographic fabric.”
“I was a child who loved to read. But I didn’t see a lot of characters that looked like me.”
“Yearning for life is a part of what it means to be human.”
“The historical truth is that no single person—no matter how gifted—has led complex social change on her own.”
“How does a political gesture become a moment of prayer?”
“Podcasting offers a unique medium for improving a person's historical understanding while they're doing the dishes.”
“We ask questions like, who am I? Who did God make me to be?”
Woundedness is the predictable price we pay for being sent on outrageous assignments by Jesus.
“Breath is how I bring myself back to God. My breath is my sacred word.”
“People asked, ‘Is it George Floyd or Jesus?’ My answer was yes.”
“Jesus was preaching to people who were in the middle of the worst farming and fishing crisis yet.”
Usually it takes courage to preach Good Friday. This year, it will take courage to proclaim “He is risen!” on Easter morning.
“The church, as wonderful as it has been, has been a very difficult place for some people.”