Oftentimes I receive new listeners and members from more liberal churches who say the same thing, “All that […]
Hanging over my desk in my study is a print of Anna Lea Merritt’s painting titled Eve. It […]
We had recently moved into our new house in an unfamiliar place called Davenport. We were doing the […]
I do daily devotions through my Facebook feed I pray the RealClearPolitics and study the New Republic I […]
It is the grandest of delusions: to believe oneself to be Jesus Christ. In the middle of the […]
For a couple of years now, Americans have been assaulted by an extremely self-righteous, quasi-religious, quasi-scientific fad best […]
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” No Words. No Jesus. From […]
Every Sunday, she was distracted by that picture. Tried not to look for too long, because it made her uncomfortable, but she couldn’t get it out of her head. And there, just on a forgotten wall down the church hall. She thought maybe they should have covered up that picture years ago, like all the other ones. But for some reason, they forgot this one.
A couple of weeks ago some yahoo was threatening to destroy all the white Jesus paintings and statues because they fit the white supremacy narrative. My first reaction was the same as most over-exaggerations of our racial division in this country; how silly. But after further thought and listening, I came to see that his perception is not irrational. A black person might indeed have bad feelings toward the near unanimity of a European looking Jesus on the walls of homes and churches where African Americans were inhumanely treated up until the 60’s. Quite honestly, I would hate to let a white Jesus stop a person from believing in the real Jesus.