Does this sound familiar? A poor, minority community experiences high levels of violence and drug dealing. A predominantly white police force sweeps in and arrests many offenders.
What if? What if Obama's speech had not simply referenced Gandhi and King but followed them in following the way of Jesus?
A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.
Our country has a long history of underserving and mistreating African-Americans and other marginalized groups.
I'll tell you up front -- I'm going to talk about race. I know some are tired of hearing about it, and I think that's mainly because we've been hearing about it in the same ways for so long.
"Integration" and "diversity" do not express God's purpose for reconciliation deeply enough. What we need is a fresh paradigm that declares our new culture in Christ.
So there is something on my mind, and I'm not quite sure how to approach the subject.
Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women.
Dane County, Wisconsin, is an amazing community for African-American babies to be born into. It is a horrible community in which to live if you are an adult African-American male.