I read and listen to a lot of people who talk about race, racism, and oppression within the church and the academy. Some are academics who I, a seminary-trained theologian-activist struggle to understand. Others are pastors and lay leaders who are excellent storytellers but have less of the critical race theory and historical context to … More The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
An Interview with Dr. Drew G.I. Hart by Micky ScottBey Jones Dog-whistle politics. Protest in the streets. Changing religious norms. For many, there is trouble to be seen everywhere we look. In Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, author and theologian Dr. Drew Hart shares the racism he has observed in … More Eyes to See: How We View Racism in the Church
by Greg Boyd I’m a member of a special task group on racial reconciliation that consists of a dozen or so pastors from around the Twin Cities. We’ve been meeting periodically for the past year or so in order to strategize how to help the Church of the Twin Cities as a whole move forward … More Racism: Why Whites have Trouble ”Getting It”
by Sarah Withrow King As the sun set and the wind picked up, we stood under this tree and held a memorial for four men who were lynched here. Beaten and hung. Murdered. We dug soil from the ground that once absorbed their blood, and we prayed, wept, and sang. We remembered the mothers of … More At the Lynching Tree
Empowered by the Spirit, Bree Newsome took down the Confederate flag.