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'A Black Man Would Never Be President'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

When I was a kid I remember hearing and declaring that I could be anything I wanted to be, which included being the president of the United States. When I was a kid I remember hea ...

Seeking Reconciliation Before and After the Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As the 2008 presidential campaign draws to a close, I've become increasingly less concerned about the specific outcome of election night and more concerned by what we will have positioned ourselves ...

Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay. I have been fighting tears for the past few ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers b ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote. In the black Baptist church where I worship e ...

Letter to the Man Who Yelled at Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Sir,</p> Dear Sir, I am writing you this letter after much internal debate to inform you of the many realizations that erupted within me after our very brief encoun ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

A Generational Thing?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Good stuff from both of you, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2689">Ryan</a> and <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2682">Jimmy</a>! ...

Will Christians Lead or Follow on Questions of Diversity?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Even as I was reporting <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2647">Bart Campolo's challenging questions on cross-cultural community</a> last week, I had the beginnings o ...

Cross-Cultural Intimacy Isn't 'Unrealistic' - It's My Reality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>My mother is an immigrant from Korea who has worked as a janitor in a hospital and waitress in a Korean restaurant. My father is a white guy from a small town in Tennessee who has been a soldier and d ...

Bart Campolo's Tough Questions on Cross-Cultural Community
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Bart Campolo gave me a call recently about our ongoing <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">blog conversation on New Monastics and race</a>. ...

The Legacy of Wartime Slurs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I thought our culture had no more use for wartime curses. Granted, my sophisticated analysis is nothing more than noticing if people are calling <em>me</em> any names, until I realized ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

Lakeview Terrace: Somewhat Thoughtful Thriller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The number one film at the U.S. box office this past weekend was Lakeview Terrace, Neil La Bute's somewhat thoughtful thriller in which an LAPD officer harasses his new neighbors; the cop is blac ...

My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Immigration, and the Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<p align="left">This week is significant in the lives of the more than 40 million Hispanics in the United States in that it marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. ...

In the Band without Leading It
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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The New Monastics and Mosaic Leadership: Otra Voz
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

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Dealing With Rejection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a mailing she brought home from work. The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a m ...

My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">part 1</a> and <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09 ...

Called or Drawn to 'The Abandoned Places of Empire'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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New Monastics and White Privilege
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued from part 1 ...

Delegate Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Most of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention were politically predictable; the same was true on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Most of the sp ...

Letting Reconciliation's Challenge Change Us
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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More Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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An Historic Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I started what would become an historic day with my favorite historian. As a young man, Vincent Harding was part of the inner circle of the southern freedom movement with Dr. ...

Reconciliation's Challenge for New Monastic Communities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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A 'Postmodern Negro' Perspective on Not Voting
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messia ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

Race at the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). ...

Will an Apology for Slavery Lead to Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Representatives &ndash; well, kinda. On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Represen ...

A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us&mdash;regardless of our race&mdash;would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...

Slavery Apology--One Step Forward
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Australia. The news from the U.S. I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Austra ...

Brain Surgery with a Switch-blade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Fourth of July is always a weird holiday for me. The Fourth of July is always a weird holiday for me. It's not that I don't enjoy the nostalgia, picnics, barbeque, f ...

Jesse Helms' Passing -- the End of an Era?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a former North Carolinian, I have very mixed feelings regarding the death of Senator Jesse Helms. When my late grandfather Roy B. Clogston was the athletic director of NC State from 1948-69, he bec ...

Use Your Freedom to Defend Others' (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 4)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Even now, long past sla ...

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. In the shadow of India's economic miracl ...

A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

When the historic legislative milestone of the Voting Rights Act finally passed in 1965, I was still a young teenager. Until then, black people in America didn't have the right to vote. ...

It's a Start
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donald W. Shriver Jr. Apologies for slavery must be followed by steps to justice. Between January 2007 and Mar ...

Religion and Race
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heltzel This spring, when inflammatory comments by Rev. Jere­miah Wright—Sen. This spring, when inflammatory c ...