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The Performative Allyship of Peter

15 mins read

I know you; you’re an ally. You read the books, you listen to the podcasts, and you wear the pins. I get it. (Here’s a secret — I have all the pins, too.) Recently, I was quarantine cooking and listening to the Queerology podcast, “On Performative Allyship and Black Joy,”

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The Bible, Prayer, and Our Confederate Heroes

5 mins read

As the call for racial justice for our Black siblings echoes throughout the country, it has not only hit large cities, but also small communities. Local ministry leaders are calling out racism and white supremacy within their own contexts. Jeff Moles, a Christian educator in Owensboro, Kentucky, recently submitted

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Black is King: Anatomy of a Homily

7 mins read

On any given Sunday morning these days, we gather around our laptops or phones, or gather in small, distant family groups in our churches’ sanctuaries to worship and to hear a word from God. In the context of our beautiful liturgical traditions, we are comforted by the familiar rhythm of

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Lazarus is Walking in Baltimore: A Resurrection Uprising

42 mins read

Initially, it seemed like small talk on a typical Sunday afternoon. That, at least, is what I imagined when I sat down at a round table with Treshawna Williams, LaChelle Rice, and Phyllis Scott in Reid Chapel, just outside the main sanctuary of the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church, in

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7 Ways White Jesus Perpetuates White Supremacy

5 mins read

For many white folk, the image of Christ as a white man is normal. Portraits by the famous artist, Warren Sallman, hung is many white households instilling the image of the white Jesus in the minds of white church members. When a Google search is conducted to find images

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