The Beauty of Discrimination

Introduction: A few older people remember how the verb to discriminate once was a term of praise. He is a “discriminating reader,” or he has a “discriminating palate” when it comes to fine wines, or she has “discriminating taste” when it comes to her art collection. In all such expressions, while someone might react to …

Salvation and Slavery

Introduction: In an earlier exchange that I had with Thabiti, he acknowledged that Scripture contains “angular texts” on the subject of slavery. He is one of the few who does acknowledge this—most expositors who claim to believe in inerrancy are content, if the subject is Scripture on slavery, to blow sunshine in all kinds of …

The Ethnic Metrics With Which Ye Judge Ye Shall Be Judged

Whenever I write on ethnic issues, I generally get a really strong response. And by “strong,” I am not talking about those who are perpetually aggrieved and who express their grievances strongly—although they are frequently involved in it. I am talking about something a bit simpler. I am talking about levels of interest, about how …

Don’t Waste Your White Privilege

Introduction: Allow me to begin by saying that someone really needs to start defending privilege. It needs to be lauded as a good thing, an admirable thing, a blessing from Heaven. If someone doesn’t start defending privilege pretty soon, we could eventually get to the point where a person might be pilloried simply because he …

The Answer to White Racism, White Fragility, Black Fragility, and Black Racism Is Always the Gospel

Some of you may not have seen this one. I have had a number of my blog posts on racism gathered into one e-book. You may click here, or on the cover below in order to get to the Mablog e-tail outlet. The cost is one clam for shipping and handling. You have no idea …