Category: Culture & Identity

Why Ethnic Minorities Reacted So Negatively to Mike Pence at the SBC

Last week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, held its Annual Meeting in Dallas. Almost 10,000 messengers gathered to hear reports about various denomination entities, to elect new officers, and to debate and vote on...

/ June 19, 2018

Who Are You?

Guest contributor Dalen Miller shares the difficulties he's faced and perspective he's gained as a biracial man in America.

/ February 22, 2018

Shame, Sh*tholes, Race and Grace

Shame is the terrible sense that one is somehow unworthy of "ehad". Perhaps understanding the link between shame and racism will help us to be less myopic about its instances see just how serious even micro-expressions of this stuff can...

/ February 20, 2018

Meet Gustavo Gutierrez

Gustavo Gutierrez is one of the most influential theologians Latin America produced in the 20th century. Here are a few reasons I think he's so important.

/ August 31, 2017

Introducing Myself to Me: Starting a Journey of Identity

What does it mean to have Latino identity when raised without Latin culture, history, and language? I look to Theology and the Bible for answers.

/ August 25, 2017

7 Issues in the Chinese American Church

A look at some prominent challenges that the Chinese American church faces today.

/ August 3, 2017

The Gospel and Our Transgender Neighbors

What is the Christian starting point for conversations about transgenderism and transgender rights? The Gospel.

/ August 1, 2017

Rejoicing and Weeping on the Fourth of July

How should Christians celebrate national holidays? Paul's command to rejoice and weep with our neighbors provides a way forward.

/ July 3, 2017

From Culpability to Responsibility

Intro: silent prophets. In seminary I took an Old Testament class where the professor assigned a book by MLK jr. The idea was to see how Biblical Prophecy tended to be more about forth-telling than fore-telling.1  And by anyone’s standards,...

/ June 15, 2017

Sabbath as Activism: Undermining the Model Minority Myth

Asian Americans are often stereotyped as The Model Minority. The problem is that this stereotype is a destructive myth. It hurts all parties that are involved. The activism inherent in Sabbath is it's antidote.

/ June 2, 2017