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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."
Mass Incarceration: A Theological Reflection

Mass Incarceration: A Theological Reflection

"Today, rather than using explicitly derogatory slurs and epithets to justify our structural violence toward the most disadvantaged in our society, we as Christians, complicit by participation and acceptance, have offered a new name, a new label that makes our mistreatment of other humans seem God-ordained."
Watching the Crucifixion

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."
Black Theology, White Eyes: A Primer for the Privileged by Ben Garrett

Black Theology, White Eyes: A Primer for the Privileged

"To read black theology as a white person is to truly see one’s own racially biased, white theology for the first time. Black theologians are attempting to rescue Christianity from an unjustly universalized white interpretation and therefore are deft surgeons when it comes to excising cultural whiteness from Christian theology."
Might We Silence the Word: On the Truth Conditions of Theological Statements by Tylor Lovins

Might We Silence the Word: On the Truth Conditions of Theological Statements

"The world of the West is godless. Not only is it godless in that the concept of God has become empty and superfluous to public discourse of values and policies—use of theology in politics is viewed as both undermining to democratic processes and inappropriate for engagement between what are, by all appearances, the clashes of incommensurable community values—but it is godless in that we have no future."