Discerning Friends from Enemies: Critical Race Theory, Anglicans in North America, and the Real Crisis

In 2017, the ACNA consisted of 1,037 churches. By my best estimate, there are 31 African American solo rectors in the ACNA. Of these 31, 27 are in the historically Black Diocese of the Southeast. There are only 4 in the rest of the United States. (The terminology can get complicated here. When I say “African American,” I have in mind [...]

By |2020-05-06T08:00:59-05:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |7 Comments

Readings for Pastors on Race in America

Serving in Christian ministry in America requires a knowledge of the racial history and current reality of our context. We need to understand how people are affected by our racial history and present struggles, especially through the African American experience. I’ve found the following books to be helpful to me for understanding perspectives on race and society. There are many [...]

By |2020-02-03T21:44:21-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors, Miscellaneous, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , |4 Comments

Come Be A Gracist: A Recommendation of Gracism by David A. Anderson

Note: The Anglican Multi-Ethnic Network exists to help Anglicans in North America better reflect the diversity of the body of Christ in local churches so that our churches’ ethnic make-up manifests the universal saving power of the gospel and its ability to unite all people under the lordship of Christ. Part of that work involves dealing with the historic causes [...]

By |2018-01-29T15:29:54-06:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The World Teetering between Tragedies

Fran and I were at a concert at Fair Park last night enjoying the wry humor of Jim Gaffigan. Toward the end of his performance, a couple in front of us got up abruptly and started to leave. Their movements were sudden and quick; it seemed out of place. I asked the woman, "What's going on?" She answered with a [...]

By |2019-03-08T14:59:35-06:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments