A question for those who won’t say #BlackLivesMatter

Two years ago, the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to ISIS. Christians living there became targets of persecution. ISIS would mark their homes and businesses with the Arabic letter ن (N, for “Nazarene”) and give them four options: leave, convert, pay a “protection” tax, or die. The world responded—Christians and Muslims together—by saying #WeAreN. People wrote the … Continue reading A question for those who won’t say #BlackLivesMatter

The racism that killed Tamir Rice is more than just a “police problem”

“You can get away with murder. You can shoot a child in an open park. You can lie about the incident. You can refuse to cooperate with investigators. You can, if a Cuyahoga County prosecutor and grand jury are to be believed, escape indictment even when the entire episode is captured on videotape.” — Goldie Taylor, … Continue reading The racism that killed Tamir Rice is more than just a “police problem”

Why Russell Moore is right: racial injustice IS a gospel issue

I worry a bit when we start labeling ever divisive matter a “gospel issue.” Surely not everything rises to this threshold. Surely if you play the “gospel” card too many times—if you argue that “the gospel is at stake” in practically every debate—pretty soon the word loses all meaning. It becomes little more than a rhetorical club for stifling debate, for … Continue reading Why Russell Moore is right: racial injustice IS a gospel issue

White people don’t want to talk about Ferguson. Which is why we need to.

Let’s be honest. Most of us who are white don’t want to face what’s happening in Ferguson. We don’t want to be confronted by anything that might disrupt our carefully constructed narrative which says we already took care of racism in this country. I mean, hey, we have a black president, right? Yet here we are … Continue reading White people don’t want to talk about Ferguson. Which is why we need to.