The world changers

I scroll through the staff page of another American missions agency and notice, not surprisingly, that the leadership is almost entirely composed of white men. From talking to some of these people and organizations, I know their intentions to share Jesus’ love are good, but the undervaluing of Christians of color in American missions disappoints…

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The Bus Fight

Denver, Summer 2014. White man on a bus. Black youth—my age—as well. Fight. Words, words of hate. “N*****,” they both called each other. I’d never seen anything like it; I’d never seen such hate. The white man wouldn’t listen, Wouldn’t heed a word. I wanted to tell the black man that he wouldn’t make any progress,…

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Why salvation is not exclusive

Two years ago this weekend, God changed my heart and set me on the course toward racial reconciliation. At a summer ministries retreat, in a room full of students lamenting over the ways they had been hurt, God’s Spirit convicted me to confess my racial prejudice in public and to repent. Although God rescued me…

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Embracing My Whiteness

I have always wanted to be Black. I have tried to tan as much as is naturally possible, and I can get pretty dark, but I am still clearly a white person. I have contemplated the texture of my hair, which is curly, half smooth and half kinky. When a friend told me it seemed…

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