Are You a Christian or a Christian Nationalist? (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy Part 2)

This is the second post in a series on Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy. You can read the first post here. Growing up, we had American flags in the front of our church. It wasn’t until years later that I saw something deeply wrong with that. Looking back, what we were taught it meant toContinue reading “Are You a Christian or a Christian Nationalist? (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy Part 2)”

The Stories We Tell of our Past and how they Shape our Present

The below newsletter was sent out a few weeks ago to my partners in ministry; I just neglected to post it here. You can read the whole thing here: https://mailchi.mp/3d253e141eff/csfberksmay2019-4753858 When Buzz Gifted me a Manual A few years ago my boss, Buzz, CSFPA’s Executive Director, assigned the task of new staff training to me.Continue reading “The Stories We Tell of our Past and how they Shape our Present”

#44 – The Myth of a Christian Nation by Greg Boyd (My 100 Favorite Books)

Yesterday I wrote about how my New Testament professor, Bob Lowery, changed my life in a class on the book of Revelation.  Part of this change was in challenging the view I was always taught that America is blessed by God.  Growing up, being a Christian and an American went hand in hand.  If youContinue reading “#44 – The Myth of a Christian Nation by Greg Boyd (My 100 Favorite Books)”

#76 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (My 100 Favorite Books)

Nearly every review I read of Between the World and Me on Goodreads said something along the lines of “this is not an easy book to read, but it is a must-read, especially for white people.”  I would echo that sentiment.  Humans can only live out our own experience -I experience the world as aContinue reading “#76 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (My 100 Favorite Books)”

Between Babel and the Beast (Review)

Over the years I have moved in an Anabaptist direction in my thinking on ethics and the relationship of a Christian to the government. Like many, this was greatly influenced by the works of John Howard Yoder (though having a wife who worked at a Mennonite school and spending time with many people there certainlyContinue reading “Between Babel and the Beast (Review)”