We Need Bold and Angry Christians

In Church by Caris Adel1 Comment

They want us to be quiet. Peaceful. Gentle. They want us to be Ruth in all things. Where you go, I will go, and your god will be my god, whether it is anti-Semitism, anti-blackness, anti-refugee, anti-immigrant,  anti-Asian, anti-lgbtq, or anti-healthcare. Where you go, I will go and your god will be my god, the conservative Christians say to the …

For the Love of Humanity

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  We have some polls that are not changing and are simply baffling to understand. The group most committed to Donald Trump is white evangelicals. In spite of his hatred for brown and black people, his sexism, his despisement of immigrants, his mocking of the disabled, his sexual predatory behavior, his human trafficking accusations, and rape trial; in spite of …

When You Are A Christian Voting for Trump

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If you are a (obviously white) Christian voting for Trump, still, I think it’s only fair that you know how the rest of us view you. You know, just in case somewhere down the road you say “I never knew!’ Well, now you do. When I see you post your support of him, I know you are an unsafe person. …

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Trouble I’ve Seen – Interview with Drew Hart

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I’m so excited to share this discussion I had with Drew. His book, Trouble I’ve Seen is your must-read for the year. And, the Englewood Review of Books just selected it as their March Book of the Month, so be sure to follow along with that discussion this month. ***** You mention a few examples of talking to people who …

When White Christians Support Good Cops

In Church, History by Caris Adel

How do you deal with the willfully ignorant? With those people who have good intentions, who believe that those who disagree just don’t know their hearts? Do we defriend them? Refuse to go to church with them? Exclude them? Be thankful that at least we’re not like them? Why does it matter? Why do I care so much that nice, …