For those who think that these impulses are somehow at a great distance from Trump’s campaign and his White House, we need only note the appointment of Stephen Bannon as Trumps strategist and senior counselor, a position with direct access to and great influence over the president. Bannon himself described his own work as a … Continue reading ““Many evangelical supporters of Trump have been quick to note that they are not racists…””
Last week in the Washington Post Max Lucado, a well-known pastor and author called out Donald Trump for his lack of decency. We can only hope, and pray, for a return to verbal decency. Perhaps Mr. Trump will better manage his comments. (Worthy of a prayer, for sure.) Or, perhaps the American public will remember … Continue reading “Lucado, Trump, and the Gospel”
I’ve enjoyed watching Donald Trump steamroll his way through the Republican primaries. It’s cathartic to watch so many of the typically hushed ideologies and pathologies that I find so destructive get their prime-time moment. The man’s lack of nuance or compassion is a breath of – well, maybe not fresh air, but it’s better than the stale … Continue reading “Loving The Trump-Lovers”
White Christianity cannot be redeemed. It must be renounced, again.
This op-ed in the Times, “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?” is really something. I can’t remember the last time I read something that made me feel so strongly. It begins with these two paragraphs: My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be his best … Continue reading ““Can My Children Be Friends With White People?””