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A local Easter story: Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis

April 25th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

Here’s part of my Easter sermon: For C.P. Ellis and Ann Atwater, friendship seemed impossible. According to the old order, these two were to treat each other as if the other was a disease that led to death; the one was dead to the other. In this old order, a shroud of death enveloped their […]

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Tags: race & ethnicity · sermons

The Anabaptist Prison

September 16th, 2010 by isaac · 5 Comments

I’ve been spending time in prison over the past couple years. I put together my inconclusive thoughts about my experience in forming friendships with inmates. The result is an essay that was published earlier this year: “The Anabaptist Prison,” Conrad Grebel Review, vol. 28 no. 1 (Winter 2010). Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of […]

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White Privilege. Now What?

December 15th, 2009 by Jason · 10 Comments

This is a talk I gave at my church’s annual Faith & Race conference. You can check out the video as well as the talks from the other speakers over on Quest’s website. I’m going to be talking for the next few minutes about something called White Privilege and asking the question “now what?”.  What […]

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Invisible Enemies: Thoughts on Racism and White Privilege

November 27th, 2007 by Jason · 5 Comments

Isaac posted a sermon a while ago on “invisible enemies.” In it he discusses Eph. 6:12: our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms Like Isaac points out, it sounds […]

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Deconstructing “Race”

October 25th, 2007 by Jason · 3 Comments

Recently a couple of articles, one about DNA pioneer Dr. Watson getting suspended for tying race and intelligence together and another about renewed opposition to school integration, are evidence that “race” as a valid concept is alive and well. So, it seems worth saying what’s been said may times before: race is a myth, an […]

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Tags: race & ethnicity · science

Stories of Ethnicity in Scripture

October 18th, 2007 by Jason · 6 Comments

In a few days we’re hosting the annual faith and race conference at Quest. One of the ways I’m involved is in looking at how a few stories in Scripture relate to that theme. As I’ve been preparing it’s struck me just how often the issue of ethnicity comes up—there’s hardly a chapter in Scripture […]

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