Black Lives Matter symposium
Putting up signs is great. Talking about racism together is even better.
The church as field hospital
The church I dream of goes out onto the field of battle—not to kill and maim on either side's behalf, but to bind up wounds.
Disaster is understandable for black lives—they are antagonists in a narrative of humanity written to serve white supremacy. To say "black lives matter" is to interrupt this story.
Living with the church calendar
In December, my Facebook friends and I voted to move Easter back to April, where it belongs. Yet here we are, already well into Lent.
The greatest generation needed welfare
Efforts to dismantle the U.S. welfare state rely on the myth of the redemptive Depression. It's an erasure and repackaging of a great crisis.
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