In the present moment, it seems like the most useful thing I can do is help make sure that other voices are heard, those with more personal stake in the matters of justice we are confronting.
Let’s talk about Joseph Graves, Jr., the first African American to earn a PhD in evolutionary biology.
Your thoughts, emotions, and responsible actions will not be simple, because you do not face simplicity. We face complexity. And God is asking you to exercise discernment as you follow him into responsible action as we face this moment in our nation.
What privileges do we have as Christians? Whatever our situation, we have more privilege than we think we do. What makes us believe in the phenomenon that we believe that we are marginalized when we really are very privileged? How can we model after Jesus and use this privilege to advocate for, minister to, and serve the disenfranchised?
My housemate and I had an odd conversation about the Trayvon Martin case and the state of racism in the US today. It was strange, mainly because we occupy very different perspectives. My housemate is a humble, genuine, and deeply compassionate man who self-identifies as an ultra-conservative that likes Sean Hannity. In comparison, I tend to […]