White-Privileged Ignore Back-Crushing Stance

White-Privileged Ignore Back-Crushing Stance

Two billionaires race to outer space as the earth burns in the western United States. It’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s certainly not funny. Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been given too much space, too much airtime on cable news outlets. I need another...
Church Hurts: Bullies Must Be Called to Task

Church Hurts: Bullies Must Be Called to Task

Church hurts. I learned this painful combination of words as a seminarian. Our professor assigned a book titled Nasty People by Jay Carter. I read the book and quoted it as required in a paper for the name of a class I no longer remember. But the words didn’t mean...
Look Back | How We Blame Race for Our Behavior

Look Back | How We Blame Race for Our Behavior

Editor’s note: “Look Back” is a series designed to highlight articles from the Good Faith Media archives that remain relevant or historically interesting. If you have an article from our archives that you’d like us to consider including in this series, please email...
Why North American Church Has Work to Do

Why North American Church Has Work to Do

COVID-19 wiped out the desire for a beach body for many of us in 2020. Our priorities, centered around physical and economic survival, did not lead us to focus on personal appearance as athletic apparel and sweatpants replaced dry-cleaned clothing. We all became couch...
History is Not Dead and Buried

History is Not Dead and Buried

A Mexican proverb states, “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” It reminded me of another that I learned from my mother. Speaking of an unsolved murder mystery, she told me, “The ground doesn’t talk.” But it does. Blood cries from the ground, from...