Category Archives: Culture & Race

Pondering Privilege is now available in print! Order your copy now

Pondering Privilege: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Whiteness, Race, and Faith was released in print today! Click here to Purchase on Amazon Click here to purchase from the publisher directly (cheaper shipping for bulk orders) Advertisements

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World Citizen Storycast

I’m the featured guest on World Citizen Storycast this week… Check it out! It’s a fascinating podcast that captures stories of cross-cultural stories. From their website: Jody Fernando, an American woman from Indiana who married a man from Sri Lanka, describes the … Continue reading

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If Jesus was brown and non-Western, shouldn’t some of our other heroes be too?

In search of some role models of faith for my children, I recently began looking for biographies of Christians through history. I found several highly recommended series: Encounter the Saints (Seton) Hero Tales (Bethany House) Men and Women of Faith … Continue reading

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5 myths that stop white people from facing race

While much has improved since the days of segregation laws and public lynchings, the struggle of racism has by no means gone away. It feels like there’s a racial battle nearly every week in the news; and I watch the stories … Continue reading

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Free ebook on whiteness, race, & faith this weekend only!

Don’t miss out on a FREE copy of the newly released version of Pondering Privilege: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Whiteness, Race, and Faith on Amazon THIS WEEKEND ONLY! It includes updated content and additional chapters. For many white people, race can be … Continue reading

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The problem with over-spiritualizing racism

In the children’s classic Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, an African-American mother attempts to explain the harshness of 1930s Southern racism to her young daughter, Cassie. After offering a brief history of slavery, she describes the historical relationship between white Christian slaveowners and African-American … Continue reading

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Where to start when you’re afraid to talk about race

Truth be told, I identify with Rachel’s desire to don a different skin. I’ve often longed for a different appearance to disassociate myself from the harsh history of my race and to legitimize my passion for reconciling racial brokenness. Sometimes it feels like being white disqualifies me from a seat at the racial table. Continue reading

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