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4 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Colorblind

Can you imagine wanting to be colorblind? And yet I hear that hope all the time. When I speak with peopleabout ethnic and racial diversity, it's not long before I hear,"I don't see color. I'm colorblind! My parents taught me not to see color." The phrase is trying to express that all people are people, and that color Keep Reading...

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Race, the Gospel, and the Moment

How should Christians, and especially those with an Anglo-white background, respond to last weekend'salt-right gathering in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath? Three brief things need to be said. First, Christians should look at the energized and emboldened white nationalism movement, and at its fascist slogans, and condemn itfull stop. No, "But on the other hand."...

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I Don't Understand Christians Watching Game of Thrones

This will not be a long post. Because the issue doesn't seem all that complicated. I don't understand Christians watching Game of Thrones. Whenever there is a new episode, my Twitter feed overflows with people talking about Game of Thrones. First off, I'm always amazed that this many people have HBO. But second, and much more importantly, I'm always amazed that a number ...

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Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of My Diving Accident

RecentlyI was at my desk writing to Tommy, a 17-year-old boy who just broke his neck body surfing off the Jersey shore.He's now a quadriplegic. He will live the rest of his life in a wheelchair without use of his hands or legs.When it comes to life-altering injuries, quadriplegia is catastrophic. Halfway through my letter describing several hurdles Tommy should expectin r...

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