“In His Name”

“In His Name”

“In His name, all oppression shall cease.” “O Holy Night” is one of my favorite advent hymns. This year, the line calling us to recognize that in Jesus’ name, all oppression shall cease resonated most deeply.  I spend much of my time wrestling with the concepts of...
The Ethics of Turner’s Rebellion

The Ethics of Turner’s Rebellion

Before exploring the ethics of Nat Turner’s four-day slave revolt, it is important to plainly state my position, lest, as so often happens, people refusing to carefully read my writings impose upon them what they think are my opinions so as to dismiss me or my...
When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

Probably no group has suffered more over the centuries at the hands of Christianity than Jews. A simple grumbling in some Medieval village about the “killers of Jesus” was all it took to ignite a bloody demonic fury resulting in unimaginable carnage. For centuries, it...