The American Church in Black and White
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The American Church in Black and White

"What I do know is that being black in segregated white churches makes white people so uncomfortable that they choose to silence us, and call our pain “division.” The very pain that wouldn’t exist if, as Dr. Eric Mason likes to say, the white church had been the church instead of being the white church."
The Devil in the Mirror by Ben Garrett
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The Devil in the Mirror

"One of the great ironies of our time (perhaps of history) is that it is precisely at the table where Christ broke bread with his betrayer that Christians are huddling together with people who differ from them in almost no meaningful way."
The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews
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The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews

"Unfortunately, our desires for a more just society exist in a religious environment with little in the way of infrastructure to nurture them. Rather than creating agents of profound social change, our religious institutions create passive religious content consumers."
Jonah and the Story of White American Christianity by Chase Tibbs
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Jonah and the Story of White American Christianity

"Returning to the words of Gutiérrez and Bonhoeffer, if white Christians truly want to be known by our “Christian poverty” that, essentially, is “an expression of love,” we will begin to “seize the hour in complete freedom, facing the danger,” and willingly choose to “participate in Christ’s own magnanimous heart” for dismantling the demonic powers of racism."
Charlottesville and Christianity: Our Complicity and Its Challenge by Micah Wimmer
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Charlottesville and Christianity: Our Complicity and Its Challenge

"Those of us who are people of faith are not called to stand on the sidelines, offering empty gestures and slogans of goodwill, but to fight for justice, standing in solidarity with the oppressed wherever they are to be found. May we fulfill our call."