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What I read this week

A brilliant and humbling article about ministry, life, and authentic engagements with poverty that outlines the life Sri Lankan theologian/scholar/community leader Ajith Fernando A conversation with Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann about the meaninglessness of our current political narratives  Religious exit polls from the Presidential Election. Some interesting statistics about the changes in religious affiliation and political identification as well as some data representing some strong correlations … Continue reading

Art for the Soul: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

I couldn’t help posting this song given its political implications. The song was used throughout the 2008 campaign and at Obama’s election night rally at Grant Park in Chicago, the song was one of the first of three songs played to warm up the audience for Obama’s victory speech. This election cycle it was also used and was notably present last … Continue reading

Art for the Soul: All Black Everything

Interesting and insightful song by Lupe Fiasco about the impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and a (very) creative) re-imagination of what life would have been like without American slavery embedded in the story of humanity. He speaks in extremes, but the point it delve into this dark spot (of many) in human history, get … Continue reading

Commentary: Evangelical vs. Mainline Politics

Here are some results from some recent research on the political views/actions of Mainline and Evangelical pastors.  A couple interesting things stand out to me: – The collective dip of support of a candidate and speaking up on a political issue in the 2001 – The increase in  Mainline of belief of real devil and the … Continue reading

Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black

Tim Wise anti-racist writer and activist wrote an interesting piece on the Don’t Tea on Me Blog (my friend Timmy tipped me off to it) Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change … Continue reading

Pray for Obama

Has anyone actually seen one of these T-shirts? Before anyone thinks that folks are actually praying for Obama take a look at the verse and its context. 8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. 9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. 10 May his children … Continue reading

Bowing

U.S. President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. ———–AP Photo/Charles Dharapak —————————————————————————————————– What I love about this picture is the respect and symbolism that is here. Although folks are upset about Obama bowing to … Continue reading

Interracial Injustice

What is this 1967? A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. . . . Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Health Care

As Christians, as we pursue understanding the issues concerning health care, we must consider our call towards justice and engaging with the alien, poor, and widow. I ask we consider the call of biblical justice and call to serve the poor. My friend recently passed on a verse that seems to be pertinent; The righteous … Continue reading

Obama? Pissed?

A facebook conversation sparked by someone being “pissed” at Obama winning the Nobel Prize  – I am Blackwasp19. If anyone wants to join in the conversation go ahead. —— Blackwasp19 “pissed” ? why should it make you that mad? I disagree with the decision, but I don’t understand why it would “piss” anyone off. 2 … Continue reading