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But what can we do? For white people who feel helpless

It’s been a terrible week. Alton Sterling, selling CDs in front of a store with the store owner’s permission, killed by police. Philando Castile, stopped for a broken taillight, killed by police in his car with his girlfriend and her … Continue reading

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On the #AMEShooting in Charleston, SC

On Wednesday, June 17, an avowed white supremacist went to a Wednesday night Bible study and prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in Charleston, South Carolina: a historic church, the oldest black church south of Baltimore. The … Continue reading

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So Much Internet: FergusonOctober edition

There’s been so much going on around the movement sparked by the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, which has intensified every time another black person has been killed or brutalized by police since then — many … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri

Today, it’s finally made the mainstream media. But terrible things have been happening in Ferguson, Missouri — a small municipality in St. Louis County — since Saturday afternoon, when 18yo Mike Brown was shot and killed by police. According to … Continue reading

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Powers, Principalities, and Structural Sin

I’m reading through Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, and was struck by his chapter “Principalities, Powers, and People”. He revisits the uses of Paul’s language of powers and principalities, which have been generally interpreted as elements of … Continue reading

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