racism

Books

Reckoning with racism

A review of Drew G. I. Hart

Why does the church participate in modern-day lynching, or at most turn a blind eye, rather than protesting as our faith would dictate?

Books

Ethics

Take & Read

At the Altar of Wall Street: The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy, by Scott W. Gustafson. Money has become a kind of god and our relationship to it a kind of worship, replete with liturgical orderings and sacramental offerings.

Books

The science of injustice

A review of Adam Benforado

The Enlightenment view of autonomous human subjects is built into the law, so the criminal justice system floats on myths and superstitions.

Books

Full of emptiness

A review of John Corrigan

Emptiness can alternatively mean too little or too much. It is sometimes unclear where emptiness is distinct from excess.

Books

The black social gospel

A review of Gary Dorrien

In American history, some lives have mattered; others have not. That difference fundamentally has been a racial one.