Maybe the greatest danger of all is that we who follow Jesus have been so concerned about whether we've got our position right on this that we fail to remember that there is good news. And that we share that good news not by shouting that we're right, but by blessing what is good.
Once you’ve been down into the South, nonviolence isn’t as neat and simple as it seemed when you learned about it in a US history class.
When we pay attention, there’s a fire at the heart of our shared life in America. The question Baltimore is forcing us to consider is whether we will be consumed by these flames or saved from them?
What might it look like to leave behind the religion of this land and live the Christianity of Christ?
That, in the end, might be the most frightening revelation of all for us: that God’s grace is real in the radical love ethic of Afro-American Christianity—and that, even more—our future depends on turning toward the radical grace of their God.