Entries by Ben Tapper

Watching the Crucifixion

“There is no reality within which the white church can deny the existence of widespread violence and abuse against people of color. Just as the Roman empire and its representatives caused, participated in, and watched the brutal death of Jesus of Nazareth, so too white Christians watch as people of color continue to fall victim to a system of oppression that the white church has created, perpetuated, and benefitted from.”

No More Martyrs

“Both myths are driven by our propensity to discover something positive in bad situations, or to justify actions with unintended or evil consequences. To frame assassinations and martyrdoms as anything else than the tragedies they are is an easy, and almost natural, thing to do.”