by Rev. Gareth Murray Jr., Lead Pastor of Hillendale Baptist Church What if I told you that American church growth – as presently constructed – might harm the country and the witness of Christ more than church decline? Sounds crazy,...
Inez Tuck, MDiv, PhD, IJF Advisory Board Member I’m shocked, disappointed, saddened, and outraged over the recent mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Innocent lives were taken by one person with an automatic pistol. We mourn across the nation for these...
Dr. Henry Allen, IJF Advisory Board Chair In popular culture, among voluntary immigrants and those less informed sociologically, it is often assumed or internalized by many citizens that the United States is exceptional. To wit, the notion is that the...
By Rev. Jim Melson, Executive Director of The Cornelius Corps The news reports this week about hatred, violence, and death from Atlanta, GA and Boulder, CO are devastating. The combination of racist anti-Asian hate and mass murder raises the question,...
The attack exposed the comfortable juxtaposition of Christianity and white supremacy. If there was one thing of value to come out of the shameful chaos of Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, it’s that the horrific events made plain the...
I cannot think of justice without seeing a policeman’s knee upon George Floyd’s neck, or remember Breonna Taylor dead on her apartment floor, an innocent victim of a poorly conceived and horribly executed warrant. What does justice look like when...
Reflections from a recent walking tour of sites of white privilege and black resistance along the path to racial justice. I welcomed the first crisp, cool Saturday morning with a walk around Old Town Alexandria. I wasn't alone, invited to join a...