The Abuse of Forgiveness

These past few weeks, I’ve been having online conversations about issues of race with other Christians. As a person of color, I’ve been encouraged by much of the humility and empathy I’ve received in response to my experiences with unconscious racial bias. But invariably, I will also receive comments like: “I don’t think that was … Continue reading The Abuse of Forgiveness


The Spirit of Adoption

I was taking a walk around the neighborhood recently, listening to a playlist of Christian music that I had created a few years ago. But instead of feeling encouragement and resonance, I found myself experiencing the exact opposite. Over and over, I heard lyrics like:      “I know I’m unworthy…”      “I don’t deserve your … Continue reading The Spirit of Adoption