Obeying God: Caring About People, Not Just Working on a Checklist

In general, I don’t give money to people who are homeless. I want to help, but I want to help in the most effective way. Everyone is on the streets for a different reason. But since I don’t know their reason, I don’t want to give money that will just be spent on alcohol, or maybe even drugs. … More Obeying God: Caring About People, Not Just Working on a Checklist

Oh Look … White Privilege. Not Everyone Has the Luxury of Seeing the World How I Do

Stopped by Safeway after work to pick up a fruit tray for Bible study. Smiled at the cop stationed by the door. He seemed nice. Plus, isn’t it social convention to make eye contact in situations like that? He’s a police officer. You’d want to acknowledge him or thank him or something. Outside the store, … More Oh Look … White Privilege. Not Everyone Has the Luxury of Seeing the World How I Do

Blind Spots

Blindness. It’s a feeling I’ve been struggling with a lot lately. I am white. I grew up in (mostly white) suburbia. I went to a (mostly white) Christian college. And — though I absolutely interact with people of color in my day-to-day life — the majority of people in my social circles have always been white. … More Blind Spots