Archive for September, 2014

On Being Maladjusted to the Status Quo

The following is a transcript from September 28, 2014, in Christ Chapel of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). As part of a Service of Holy Communion for the Sunday Worshiping Community, the following sermon considers Matthew 4:1-11. When reading the Bible there are certain chapters that certainly capture our attention from the first verse. […]

Why the Body of Christ is Not White

The following transcript is from a homily given in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). As part of the “From Segregation to Integration through Conversation” faith and learning series in Daily Sabbath, the text for the day was 1 Corinthians 12:14-26. The audio recording can be found at:   The color of […]

Thoughts for White People, From a White Person

The following reflection was published by the Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) on September 5, 2014. The online version can be found at I am white. Most of the people near my house are white. This is the way it is for most of us white people in the United States, and as we continue […]