We have been dishonest about the past, so we’ve become fearful of the truth, too fragile to respond to the present reality. This week many people in the United States reflected on independence, realized or withheld. But for people of color, a piece of the story is missing. Independence Day is not an inappropriate time […]Read more "The Cure for Independence Day"
We must stand in the way of racial terror, demanding that weaponized fear disarm itself.Read more "Weaponized Whiteness and the Ethic of Disarmament"
If evangelicals can proclaim that LGBTQ+ people are sacred image-bearers, we must also confess our participation in the long history of hatred against them.Read more "When Silence is Violence"
Those who claim that we fight one battle more than the other have never stood with us in either struggle.Read more "All Black Lives Matter – all the time"
In January we gathered with partners from around the St. Louis region to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Our keynote speaker, Rev. Starsky Wilson, charged us: “Personal pietism will not repair the breach. Relational or racial reconciliation will not restore streets to live in. Social services, even coordinated wraparound services, […]Read more "Why We Can’t Wait"
“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ” Arundhati Roy All too […]Read more "NOT. ONE. DIME."
Churches in St. Louis are burning. There have been seven fires in two weeks, most of them at predominantly black churches across the north side of the city. Thankfully, no one has been injured and the structural damage is relatively minor, but it is a reminder that while many white evangelicals talk about persecution, the […]Read more "Through the Fire"