Theories of Atonement

Did Jesus pay Satan a hefty ransom for humanity’s redemption?

Richard Poplar: A Black Confederate ‘Soldier’ & Other Lies

White supremacy will use all means possible and available to save itself from public scrutiny. 

About Last Sunday: Message Notes and Other Things

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Reparations Revisited: The Case of Japanese Americans vs African Americans

I will add that racism is a feature, not a bug, of the United States of America.

Traits of Abusive Leaders

We’re here to restore people to fellowship, not power, remember that. 

1826 Days in Canada: A Short Story.

Welp, that’s five years in Canada for us. Let’s see what happens in the next five!

Why God’s Justice is Good News

Divine Justice is equally retributive and reparative.

The Alien and the Earth

What am I to you, World, but a passing stranger?

Whole Bodies. Halved Souls.

How plagued we are by this broken duality.

One Year of Blogging in the Books!

I launched this blog one year ago today.

Here Is Why We Left Mill Creek Christian Assembly

“It’s so nice to finally have some color in this church. We’re happy to have you here.”

Love Your Neighbor: Afghanistan

Love your neighbor.

Book Review: After Evangelicalism

Distrust of higher education has been an enduring feature of fundamentalism and evangelicalism.

Of Christians, Pandemics, and Pro-Life Hypocrisy

Bear one another’s burdens.

When and where is racism ever acceptable?

Where can a racist person live out their racist sentiments without the fear of public reprisal and invective?

Christ in Alabama by Langston Hughes

Christ is a nigger.

100th Blog Post!

I dedicate my one-hundredth blog post to my lovely wife.

Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung and Other Things

Working off the past.

Dreams, Poetry, and Explosions with Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Review: The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

One cannot help but wonder… what if Nat Turner had succeeded?

My Struggle with Historical Presentism

And this is where I run into this new conundrum of historical presentism. 

Olivet Theory’s Bad Advice Series: Chapter 3 – How to Talk About Race and Racism

I don’t mean to sound racist but…

‘The Confessions of Nat Turner’ by William Styron

I’m only 28 pages into The Confessions of Nat Turner and my emotions are everywhere.

Racial Catalog and Inventory: The Voices That Dominate Our Headspace

I made a list of the the voices that dominate my headspace. Voices that have influenced me over time.

Olivet Theory’s Bad Advice Series: Chapter 2 – Friends and Friendships

Do you have friends you can rely on? Are they readily available to take your call? Do they respond to a text within the hour? Discard them.

New Book Review: Life of a Klansman

Whiteness is not a deformation of thought, but a kind of thought itself.

Faith Built On Fear: An Observation of a Christian Mind Fueled by Fear

We become enslaved by the doing of things for God to receive things from God. Christ has delivered us from these ascetic tendencies because they serve no purpose.