At the Intersection: Christianity has an ugly history of promoting one human's race, gender or sexual orientation as superior to that of another.
At the Intersection
At the Intersection: Jesus expresses forgiveness as mandatory but conditional. The person on the receiving end of potential forgiveness must repent.
At the Intersection: Don't read the comments. I've had this rule since 2011, the first time I had a socially conscious op-ed published in my local newspaper.
At the Intersection: Can I change anything as a writer/scholar/activist? Why not just give up and have fun?
At the Intersection: The absence of feminine images of God makes it easier to default to women as unclean or sinful.
At the Intersection: People in communities across the U.S. are being beaten and left for dead by systems that fail them every day. Whose community is it?
At the Intersection: Can you really love people you don't trust? What about people your own religion has demonized and encouraged you to fear?
At the Intersection: Christians are supposed to stand out. But how apart from the rest of the world can living out your faith cause you to be?
At the Intersection: I don't believe love is wimpy, but I admit I had forgotten its radical transformative capabilities.
As I listened to the first few minutes of President Barack Obama's speech on Saturday in Selma, Ala., I caught myself clapping my hands lightly at the mention of Diane Nash and Amelia Boynton. His mention of women wasn't a surprise; in 2015, it is the politically correct and expected thing to do, and it offers a slight corrective to the long history of eclipsing women's roles in the civil rights movement.