To what extent do race and class enable us all to hide behind the idea of preserving innocence? And what implications does this have for Christians?
I’ve been scrambling to survive a magazine deadline and the first week of class, but I always save at least a few minutes to skim social media or rest with a book. A few I recommend for your attention: Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Amazon link) Visit your favorite […]
Two reads and one listen that are more than worth your time. I’ll open with what I think is the best of the three, though it will require a longer time investment. Episodes 562 and 563 of This American Life delve into a topic people stopped talking about years ago: school […]
Anthony Bradley beat me to it: “The spirit of the Confedrate battle flag remains alive and well in South Carolina because conservative Republican evangelical Christians have yet to place “loving your neighborhood” ahead of a romantic idolatry of “states’ rights and the old south.” Until black people become more important than “the Southern way of life” by white Christians, who hold the state’s economic and political power, the community of discourse that produced this shooter could keep producing people who are just as evil.”
I liked last weekend’s ’roundup’ of my favorite reads on the Internets, so here’s another round. I recommend all of these: College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. – The Washington Post. “If we are going to treat college as a commodity, and an expensive one at […]