Were The Christian Abolitionists Wrong?

Ahead of next month’s American election, Christian pro-life advocates are being criticized for repeating much of the same things Christian abolitionists said about politics in their time. Actually, more than that: many of the Christians criticizing pro-life advocates are repeating much of the same things pro-slavery advocates said about Christian abolitionists 200 years ago.  In…

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Dear Police Officers

I was a five-minute walk from home when a police car abruptly stopped beside me. Then the police officers rolled down the window and yelled, “stop!” But I stopped walking before they demanded me to. I was afraid—I was too afraid to move. Police cars weren’t uncommon in my neighbourhood. I was twenty years old…

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If Silence Is Violence, Jesus Is A Sinner

One of the most popular slogans from protestors over the last couple weeks is, “silence is violence, silence is compliance.” The slogan suggests people—especially white people—who are silent about the perceived racist basis for George Floyd’s murder are complicit in systemic racism and racist police brutality against George Floyd and other black people. The slogan…

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