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.
But ISIS is different. It aims to be a state on the world stage and uses a Western name for its territory--the Levant. ISIS isn't subverting Western dominance. It's confronting it head on.
George was not the first person to tell me that young black men in Durham feel hunted by the police. For nearly a decade, I heard this from a generation of teens and young adults in Durham, North Carolina’s Walltown neighborhood.