A Tremendous Sermon

A particularly painful aspect of the Trump presidency has been that some Christians have supported this man as Christians. There may be good reasons for advocating for Trump, none of them have any biblical or Christian theological basis. Originally printed with The Denver Post, Garrison Keillor underscores this in a humorous way with his parody on theContinue reading “A Tremendous Sermon”

Beginning With God: Thoughts on Preaching and Anti-Racism

Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism is to be published in late February.  I hope that my fellow preachers will receive encouragement to speak up and speak out on this, America’s “original sin.” Preaching that confronts racism begins with God, focusing upon who God is and what God is up to in the world.Continue reading “Beginning With God: Thoughts on Preaching and Anti-Racism”

The Way Things Are: Conversations on Who Killed Willie Earle?

We had a wonderful day at Wofford College focused upon the issue of the Willie Earle Lynching and Preaching to Confront Racism. The many clergy, students, and scholars who gathered there explored the subjects of our racist past and our responsibilities for race and bias in the church today and tomorrow. Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to ConfrontContinue reading “The Way Things Are: Conversations on Who Killed Willie Earle?”

A Short Review of Who Killed Willie Earle?

This review originally appeared on International Baptist Theological Centre, Amsterdam, Community Blog. IBTSC is an internationally focused ‘baptist’ research and higher education institution with an intentionally European perspective focused on the issues of baptist identity, missiology and practical theology. Check out their website for full details of study programms and extensive library facilities – www.ibts.eu .  Their staff and studentsContinue reading “A Short Review of Who Killed Willie Earle?”

Pastoral Care Worthy of the Name

  During February Abingdon Press will publish my, Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism.  The book is a “labor of love,” a tragedy that has captured my imagination over a lifetime, a topic that has been one of my major concerns.  Who Lynched Earle? opens with a lynching in my hometown when I wasContinue reading “Pastoral Care Worthy of the Name”

Sin: A Look at Who Lynched Willie Earle?

During February Abingdon Press will publish my, Who Lynched Earle?  Preaching to Confront Racism.  The book is a “labor of love,” a tragedy that has captured my imagination over a lifetime, a topic that has been one of my major concerns.  Who Lynched Earle? opens with a lynching in my hometown when I was oneContinue reading “Sin: A Look at Who Lynched Willie Earle?”