Entries tagged with ‘hate’

So What Does This Mean? A Response to Race-Based Hate

The Gustavus Homecoming festivities of 2013 were vandalized through an abhorrent act of targeted racism. According to a statement made public by the Dean of Students on September 30th, an unknown individual spray-painted a racial slur, accompanied by the name of a current Gustavus student, on a campus sidewalk. As reported by The Gustavian Weekly […]

Hate and the Imago Dei

The act of harming another is at once a forgetting of one’s own belovedness and a denial of the sacredness and dignity of the other. A couple of weeks ago, I was walking around campus with a student who had requested time together to talk about some theological questions.  As we began our walk down […]