The Cry of Black Blood vs. White America

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The Lord said, “What have you done?…

Decentering My Whiteness: My Instructors Pt. 1

I cannot take credit for who I am today, without first acknowledging all the people of color that have shaped my life, protected me, corrected, and accepted me. My parent’s moved to Lewisville, TX when I was 5 years old. They moved to the northern, more affluent tip of Lewisville where new houses were being…

Respectable Me: Education, Race, and Dignity

Thanks to my friend Rod Thomas that has an amazing new post on this very topic and who has taught me so much about this subject. Yet, knowing about Respectability Politics is one thing, experiencing it is another. Rod shared a story a few weeks ago about his experience while at a memorial for victims…

A Primer for White People on White Supremacy and White Privilege

I think white people often get confused, and it’s understandable. You don’t learn in K-12 education the the definitions of White Supremacy or White Privilege. Especially in Texas. From seeing blog posts, Facebook comments, Twitter subtweets, etc. I have seen a growing misunderstanding of these two terms and yes, supremacy and privilege plays into the…

History, Enslaved Africans and Me: Empathy and Embracing Justice

After reading Rachel Held Evans post, I felt dirty. It was the same feeling I had when I heard John MacArthur speak emphatically on slavery at a church in Southlake, TX. I was on the verge of leaving fundamentalism and entering into a more progressive theology of Jesus. It was also on the heels of…

Whiteness, The White Church, and White Christian Twitter

The following was some of what I was going to share at the Race Ethnicity and Place conference, but wasnt able since my baby boy was born on the same day. Enjoy. Whiteness, The White Church, and White Christian Twitter It is a racist issue as for the reason why I am sitting here today….

Evangelical Pirates Of The Caribbean

I’ve been trying for a few years now to wrap my mind around why the Evangelical baby adoption movement bothers me. I know that first sentence is enough to spark a lot of emotions, mostly negative mental daggers towards me. But hear me out. HERE’s a BIG preface to this post: 1. I have an…