Jesus didn’t linger because he didn’t care. He loved them, so he stayed, and his friend died. Not but, so.
Theology & Scripture
Culture & Identity
Youn Yuh-jung’s words about expecting mistreatment and thus not feeling sorrow have been helpful for me in thinking about my apparent lack of grief over recent events in the news.
When the shootings in Atlanta happened, there was a part of me that didn’t want to see it as a race issue. I wanted to see it as a misogyny issue, or a church purity culture issue, or a gun violence issue (and all of which, by the way, are very relevant), but I didn’t want to see it as a race issue. I didn’t want to use the race card, so to speak. Because if I did, then I would have to admit that there is a systemic pattern of discrimination against Asian Americans, and I would put myself in a position of asking for help, and this would run against the model minority myth.
Ethics & Politics
What if there was a way to achieve church unity without political silence? What if there was a way to prioritize the church family, but all the while giving a platform to people to engage in serious political conversations? What if politics doesn’t have to be left outside the church doors, but rather, it can be welcomed into the church, not for the sake of division, not for the sake of usurping the gospel, but for the sake of dialogue, understanding, and empathy?