Plantation Jesus – Book Review

Plantation Jesus – Book Review

I was asked by Englewood Books, a Christian bookseller, to review the following book for them. Below is the substance of that review. Book Review: Skot Welch, Rick Wilson, & Andi Cumbo-Floyd (2018). Plantation Jesus: Race, Faith and New Way Forward. Harrisonburg,...
Thank you James Cone

Thank you James Cone

On April 28, 2018 Dr. James Cone passed away at the age of 81. While I only met him once very briefly, his writings have deeply influenced my theological thinking. In 1975 as a senior in college at Duke University I took a course called “Black Religion.” At that time...
Talking to White Folks About Race: Be Relentless

Talking to White Folks About Race: Be Relentless

This is the eighth in a series of postings where I share some thoughts on how to talk with the whites in our families, workplaces, organizations and social networks about the difficult topic of race. I don’t claim to be an “expert” on the topic, but rather am one...