Category: Identity

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SBC17 and the Myth of Progress

Jeremy Odekerken

Two nights ago, there was a buzz over the news that a resolution to condemn white supremacy and the alt-right movement was declined. This resolution was held at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, where votes on bylaws and standards are made for those in the denomination. At first, attendees were unwilling to denounce racism […]

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Hate-Filled Perceptions Of African-Americans

Rayshawn Graves

LeBron James’ Los Angeles home was vandalized when an unidentified person spray-painted the word “Nigger” on the front gate. This discouraging event took me back almost three years ago to the sight of my own vandalized home. Much like James’ incident, an unidentified person, in the darkness of a cold December night, spray-painted the homes […]

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Questions for Potential White Transracial Adoptive Parents

Elizabeth Behrens

“How do I find other Black kids for them to play with?” I was asked this question by a White adoptive mom of two Black preschool-aged daughters. After I recovered from the shock of the question, I responded she needed to start by meeting Black families in her neighborhood, children’s preschool, and church. If those […]

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Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 2

Jarvis Williams

In a recent post, I introduced a series titled “Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism.” I mentioned the classic 2001 study of Emerson and Smith (Divided by Faith) in which they identified the American evangelical movement as a predominate white racialized movement, based on their multiple telephone surveys and face-to-face interviews with those who identified […]

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Book Review: Christianity, Social Justice, & Japanese American Incarceration During World War 2

Moses Y. Lee

Anne Blankenship, assistant professor of religious studies at North Dakota State University, tells the story of how Japanese American Christians wrestled with their faith, theodicy, and betrayal when they were forced into internment camps during World War II and abandoned by their White Christian neighbors. This is a story of suffering and uncertainty with significant ramifications […]

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Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

Jarvis Williams

Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith, carefully documented how white Christians and black Christians generally have different perspectives of race and racism in America.[1] This classic book on race and religion also shows how the evangelical movement in America is a racialized movement that cannot be separated from white […]

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Evangelicalism and White-Centered Discipleship Part 1

Ameen Hudson

White-centeredness highlights the actions of the majority culture as normal, authoritative, and foolproof. White supremacy, on the other hand, can be defined as the belief that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial groups, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society. Lately there has been much conversation, and […]

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