Racism

Podcast: Overflow Episode 3—Mass Incarceration, Racism, and Restorative Justice

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Dan interviews Dominique Gilliard about his book Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0375.mp3

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Podcast: Some Thoughts on Charlottesville

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Greg discusses Charlottesville.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0196.mp3

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Confessions of a Christian Nation (Racism)

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Greg Boyd, Brian McLaren and Brian Zahnd apologize to the African American community for the church’s complicity in the oppression of African Americans throughout American history. Video…

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Responding to the Negative Fallout of Trump’s Election

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Yesterday I suggested that we refrain from judging the motivations of brothers and sisters who voted for Donald Trump (see post). As the young lady I spoke with illustrates, a person could genuinely grieve over the negative…

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Grieving

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I woke this morning to the news of the shooting death of Philando Castile by a police officer just a few miles from my home. He was pulled over because he had a broken tail…

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Today We Can’t Lighten Up

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We usually post something light-hearted or funny on Fridays. Not today. Not in the aftermath of the massacre in Charleston. Instead, we wanted to share with you the words of our friend Osheta Moore. You can…

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Listening Again to MLK

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When we think of Martin Luther King, we very frequently (with good reason) remember his I Have a Dream speech. But today, we want to remember a letter he wrote while jailed in Birmingham, Alabama,…

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Lighten Up: Experience Informs

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If you don’t think the world is filled with injustice, it might be because you’re at the top of the food chain.  

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Ferguson, Racism, & the Kingdom

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In light of the issues that have arisen in Ferguson, Mo this last week (for more on this click here), we thought we would offer some reflections on this topic from Greg that he wrote…

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Is Racism Still a Problem? Does the Church Care?

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Cliff via Compfight On Friday, we posted a piece by Greg on the importance of racial reconciliation in the Kingdom of God. (Click here to read it.)  This is a part of the Synchro blog…

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Jesus & Racial Reconciliation

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Lorenia via Compfight If you were to read an account today of a white man offering his front row seat on a public bus to an elderly African American lady, you’d probably think this was…

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The Church & Racism in America

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Elias Schewel via Compfight Over the weekend, tapes were released that revealed some shocking racists statements attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. President Obama has commented. Sports analysts have opined. Coaches and players in…

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Is Your Church Promoting Tribalism?

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It’s long been said that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week. Sadly, many have taught us that homogeneity is the way the church grows the fastest. But should we put up…

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Standing Our Ground Together

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  Osheta Moore is someone we’ve featured here before. She’s a lovely, thoughtful, passionate African-American woman of God ministering with her husband T.C. Moore in Boston. Osheta has been featuring a series called Standing Our…

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Review: “The Butler”

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For all the same reasons that some couldn’t set their politics aside to celebrate what the election of Obama meant for African Americans, I’m quite sure that some won’t be able to set their politics…

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Tribalism

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Sandra Unger spoke for Greg while he was on vacation the week after the 4th. In this clip, Sandra explains whats tribes are and how that creates unintended separation between people. In the full sermon, she…

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A Lesson in Otherness

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Long, long ago, a third grade teacher taught her class a lesson they will never forget. You won’t forget it either. This video is nearly 15 minutes long, but it’s so worth your time. Let’s…

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Does the Bible forbid interracial marriages?

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Absolutely not! Racist Christians used to argue against interracial marriage by quoting Old Testament passages that prohibited Jews from marrying non-Jews. This prohibition had nothing to do with race, however. In fact, there was no…

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Racism: Why Whites have Trouble “Getting It”

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I’m a member of a special task group on racial reconciliation that consists of a dozen or so pastors from around the Twin Cities. We’ve been meeting periodically for the past year or so in…

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