The Most Uncomfortable Part about Writing a Book

I decided to write my forthcoming book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, because I could not conscience going to another church or Christian organization to speak about racial justice only to see nothing change afterwards. A Historical Approach My work involves preaching and teaching about the how racism … Continue reading The Most Uncomfortable Part about Writing a Book

“So This Is America.”: My Visit to the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Last weekend I visited the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Why? Because I'm a budding historian and I'm crazy. The visit was unplanned. I didn't even know the museum existed. My family and I were on the Gulf coast for a long weekend when my wife, who knows my interest in … Continue reading “So This Is America.”: My Visit to the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

The Museum of the New South Helps Us Understand Racism in the South after the Civil War

During a visit to Charlotte, North Carolina I visited the Levine Museum of the New South and I couldn’t wait to share some of the information I gained there. The term “New South” refers to the post-Civil War and post-slavery South that was trying to move beyond its white supremacist roots toward a future with economic … Continue reading The Museum of the New South Helps Us Understand Racism in the South after the Civil War