Questioning Racial Identity: Living on Wrong Terms

Questioning Racial Identity: Living on Wrong Terms

“Who am I really?” I first asked this question as an undergraduate student at Buffalo State College. It is not an unusual question or an unusual time to pose it. Away from family members and all things familiar, now was the time to find out who I was. Who was I when...
COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

The ancients knew about the power of identity, the power of one knowing who they were, and the power of the self. Without having a science called psychology to describe their inner world, they were still able to identify and claim a sense of themselves in such a way...

Love All Thy Neighbors, Not Just Those Like Us

What is the relationship between Christian identity on the one hand and national identity or affiliation on the other? Does God care which side of a border someone is born on? To what extent might identification with a particular people group or country be a barrier,...

On Being European, Human Rights and Grace

Definitions can kill a thing. Yet, it can take more than a sign (such as a name), but some shared understanding of what that sign signifies, to allow for a discussion that goes beyond the surface. A surface (thin) conversation may be a necessary starting point but if...