We post several short articles per month, tackling complicated issues and giving space for Christians to share their experiences about race in an edifying way. Longer essays are a scholarly contribution to UWP. They examine racism in the church in light of historical and theological contexts. Both Short-Form and Long-Form essays are written by people burdened with racial reconciliation in the church.
Austin Suter looks at the way early gnostics treated gender and sees similarities in how some people today treat ethnicity.
Austin Suter reminds Christians of the need we have to gather with each other to remember the hope of our returning Lord.
Rayshawn Graves encourages us to treat racism like every other sin, by confessing and forgiving it.
Talia Bush shares her experience raising up children and points to the Bible’s commands to model Christ-like behavior for our children.
Rayshawn Graves explores the effects of sin, from culpability to corruption, and shows how we need to acknowledge and repudiate the sins of our ancestors even if we’re not morally culpable for them.
Faith Cote shares the history of a particular school district’s experience with segregation and how that has affected students even today.
Austin Suter reflects on the ways white Christians can treat the Black Church with theological suspicion.
In a world where racial tensions are high and division is far too common, the Lord, in his kindness, gives us glimpses of how the gates of hell will not prevail against the church.
Chrys Jones reflects on a recent trip to Birmingham’s Civil Rights Museum in light of the recent Dobbs decision by the supreme court.
Austin Suter reminds us that the Cross is our hope not only for salvation but true reconciliation with God and each other.