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The ‘Faith-Based’ Plan for Separated Immigrant Children

The Trump administration continues to assert they have no plan for reuniting children separated from their parents at the U.S. border with their families but they do have a plan. Upon hearing the children were being transported to various states, I wondered if there were any children shipped to my state. I spoke with my […]

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The Border We Cannot Cross

This has happened before. The United States is currently tearing children away from their families at border crossings. The children are detained in a repurposed Walmart warehouse, given 3 meals a day, forced to take classes in English and U.S. Civics, with no guarantee they will be reunited with their parents. The cannot be guaranteed […]

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In Politics Name We Prey

It wasn’t always this way. There was a time when God was trusted to provide. When David described God as a fortress and refuge. When Martin Luther prayed for bravery to stand defiant against the daunting might of the Church. When Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the nation to have its actions match its ideals. […]

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Coco and Brown Liquor

Taking my kid to see a movie about the afterlife was admittedly morbid. But, like a puppy in a field full of squirrels, I was distracted by how amazingly beautiful the film looked in the previews.  So I started processing my thoughts about death, black folks and death, how death is just not a welcome […]

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Be Good For Goodness Sake

It’s that time of year again. Elf on a Shelf season. If there is any question whether we are living in a surveillance state, it is answered by creepy eyed dolls lurking in houses across the country.

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God’s Sexual Assault Allegations

The world is discovering what sexual assault victims have long known. There are predators among us and those predators are legion. When we’re honest, many people who have never been a victim have also known. With each new allegation of sexual assault, the conversation is broadening. It is impossible to reasonably argue this epidemic of sexual […]

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The Case for Trans

Whenever I hear Christians discuss their feelings about transgender men and women, the conversation usually finds its way back to Genesis. This usually happens after they have failed to articulate their protest in a way they feel is effective. The retreat to Genesis serves as their safe space. After all, ‘who can argue with the […]

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The Church is Not God’s House

When people remind you “this is the Lord’s house” in church, it is usually said in hushed tones or through clenched teeth because you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing like talking, chewing gum or showing too much ankle (what’s up, Patriarchy?). This is simply untrue. The church is not God’s house. God created a […]

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Christianity’s Lack of Diversity Problem

Christianity certainly has a lack of cultural diversity. Within the Southern Baptist Conference (SBC), 85% of Christians are white and only 6% are black. The followers of Jesus have an even larger diversity problem. The virtual absence of diversity of Christian thought is leading to the decline in membership numbers across Western Christianity. Churches are […]

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On Earth as it is in Heaven

When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, he gave them their assignment in these 7 words. There are many interpretations of this phrase. It is often equated to events like Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to his arrest and subsequent crucifixion. “Yet not as I will, but as you will…. may your […]

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