The Great Dissenter

A few years ago when I was teaching American History and in a section on the Supreme Court and “famous cases” I actually read the dissent of John Marshall Harlan in the case of “Plessy vs. Ferguson.” One man dissented in a time when the Supreme Court routinely upheld Jim Crow laws on a unanimousContinue reading “The Great Dissenter”

Loving others in their context needs to happen FIRST

When I was in graduate school, I took a very formative course on black church history with an African American pastor. I vividly recall him saying in class, when discussing racism in the church, “Don’t tell me what you believe about Jesus. Tell me how you feel about black people, and that will tell meContinue reading “Loving others in their context needs to happen FIRST”

Engaging the New Jim Crow

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”