SE District Superintendent Glen Schrieber Invites EFCA President Kevin Kompelien and District Superintendents to Montgomery, Alabama Where they Wrestle with the Legacy of Racial Injustice

EFCA SE District Superintendent inspired upon President Kevin Kompelien that the District Superintendents visit The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. As a result the EFCA leadership visited the museum and memorial to lynching victims in March of 2019. In a series of blog posts by both Kevin Kompelien and other EFCA leaders and personalities they reflect on the experience and the challenges that racial injustice poses today and how it needs to be dealt with. This ends with some suggestions for the EFCA on this topic. Continue reading

The New York Times 1619 Project on Slavery and how Some Baptists Reacted to J.D. Greear on Twitter. Also the 1619 Project Needs to Comprehend the History of Slavery in the Convention

The New York Times is changing the discussion on slavery in the United States with their 1619 Project. This academic project is looking at the history of slavery and how it influenced society and the country. ¬†Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Tweeted about the 1619 Project and took a lot of heat from Baptists and white evangelicals. Its this blog’s hope that the Southern Baptists search their own soul in regards to slavery and racism and finally address the topic. Its time…May of 1845 needs to be remembered as much as August of 1619. Continue reading

When Evangelicals Rejected Bethlehem and How I Walked out of a Christmas Eve Service. Plus is Christian Nationalism Derailing Southern Baptist Missionary Work?

One of the most well known stories in the Bible is that of the narrative of Luke. In the second chapter Joseph and Mary are looking for an inn. The story of Bethlehem teaches a lot about Christianity. Yet in the wake of the vitriol of the 2016 election I felt sick over what I heard. Unable to connect to the traditional Christmas narrative I ended up walking out of a Christmas service asking myself if evangelicals have rejected the story of Bethlehem? Also in Christianity Today the Chief Missiologist of the North American Missions Board wrote an article about how Christian Nationalism and politics is harming missionary work. This blog is looking for stories from American missionaries abroad who have had to deal with this issue in their job. Continue reading

The El Paso Shooting, Christian Nationalism and Racism and the Moral Failure of Evangelicals and Historical Lessons from Germany

This past Saturday a horrific terrorist attack occurred at a WalMart in El Paso, Texas. 22 were killed. This post looks at the issues with Christian Nationalism and racism as well as evangelical support of Trump who may have inspired a domestic terrorist attack. This post is coming from someone who is in the 17% minority. Also explored is how many evangelicals have morally failed. Plus its time for other Christian bloggers to address the issue of Christian Nationalism. Continue reading