Thoughts on the State of our Disunion

Today, we can speak casually of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Many of us are not required to think about, really think about, the effects of three hundred-plus years of “writing on backs” that lead to the movement. We are removed from the economic realities and social injustices that lit the fire for that movement. Anyone who has not had to come to terms with the persistence of that writing on the backs is not likely to feel the sense of urgency that racism in this country ought to stir in all of us. … More Thoughts on the State of our Disunion

Black Christians and Donald Trump

Although Donald Trump has had success connecting with white evangelicals, Amanda Robbins (Elizabethtown College ’17)  looks at the disconnect between Donald Trump and black Christian voters. This is the second issue in our second volume on the Bible and Race in the USA. You can see the first volume here. The world is watching as the United States presidential … More Black Christians and Donald Trump

The Bible and Race in the USA: Dreaming of Ahistories

In just a few short weeks, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) will be holding their joint annual meeting. Recently, the AAR took up the tradition of bandying a theme; “Revolutionary Love.” Elsewhere I’ve offered remarks on the issues it raises for the type of work that I … More The Bible and Race in the USA: Dreaming of Ahistories