White supremacy thrives in the darkness. It thrives in a sealed chamber where only those who think they can get away with something act in a way that is below human. Until a video gets leaked.
I KNOW WHY THE WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS ARE STILL “CROWING” ABOUT CRT. They are wanting to regain the foothold of fear. They need legislatures and school boards to re-engage in new Jim Crow laws and tactics. THEY WANT FEAR. Where are we, as white believers? Black Christians are backed out. It’s not THEIR FAULT. ItContinue reading “Engaging the New Jim Crow”
One of the key lessons from the book My Grandmother’s Hands, is to keep speaking up. Esau McCaulley does this for me. I am so grateful.
I will say this plainly: the derisive use of “CRT” and “woke” among (mostly) white male evangelical/fundamentalist leaders and “authorities” is the 2021 version of the “N” word in the 1960s. Words matter. HOW we use those words matter.
What has the COVID-19 pandemic said about the American church? Who have we revealed ourselves to be under pressure? I am talking not about the virus itself. I am talking about the social crisis of the pandemic, which brought to light the ongoing experience of racism and injustice by ethnic minorities in this country.
Many Black pastors have said, “Thank you so much for writing this book.” Or young Black people who find themselves in evangelical spaces coming out of the Black church said, “There’s finally a book that helps me explain where I come from.”
Esau McCaulley gets to the core again as he unpacks the trial of Derek Chauvin, convicted yesterday in the murder of George Floyd. The United States demands too much wisdom from Black parents. We must walk that fine line between telling the truth about how cruel America can be toward Black bodies and souls andContinue reading “The trauma we place on Black America”
Christians, at their best, are the fools who dare believe in God’s power to call dead things to life. That is the testimony of the Black church. It is not that we have good music (we do) or excellent preaching (we do). The testimony of the Black church is that in times of deep crisisContinue reading “Easter is for fools”
I have come into the Anglican tradition late. I grew up in a Pentecostal church and was a minister in a Pentecostal tradition for 30 years. In the past two years I have transitioned to the Anglican Church and am now seeking transfer of ordination so I may be a vocational deacon on the AnglicanContinue reading “Book Review: Reading While Black”
Esau McCaulley, a NT professor at Wheaton College, has a new book coming out in September called Reading While Black. This book is powerful. I wish I had this resource when I was teaching Bible Study Methods as an adjunct professor.