Thanksgiving Special 2022

Thanksgiving Special 2022

Christians should be, by nature, thankful people. We understand that we were created by God, in His image, with the capacity to know Him and love others created in His image. As we all celebrate the day of Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to offer a specific word of...
What Does the Bible Say about Interracial Marriage?

What Does the Bible Say about Interracial Marriage?

Does the Bible discourage or even prohibit interracial marriage? For years in evangelical churches in the American South, sermons and tracts against interracial marriage were common. Many of the interracial couples I know personally have experienced resistance or...
Christian Solutions to Racism

Christian Solutions to Racism

Christian Solutions to Racism? Christians are fond of using the word “Christian” as an adjective. It’s more than branding. The motivation can be right. For example, Christian health care sharing ministries may sound gimmicky at first hearing until we think about what...
Diversity is Costly

Diversity is Costly

“What has the diversity of my church cost me?” That’s a question so many American Christians have never thought to ask. We’ve been trained to view church as consumers, asking only, “What’s in it for me?” And so we applaud diversity in our churches and pray for more...
The Heart and Racial Justice

The Heart and Racial Justice

It’s hard to talk about racial injustice, isn’t it? Undoubtedly there are many factors contributing to this difficulty, ranging from personal experience to political affiliation to one’s understanding and interpretation of history. One powerful factor is the...
Salty Speech

Salty Speech

In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he tells believers, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person” (Colossians 4:6). Metaphors are often culturally-specific, so Paul means something different by...