In this edition of A Public Witness, we set the stage for Advent and countdown ways in which the pandemic, oppression, and insurrection defining our contemporary moment are strikingly similar to when Jesus was first born so long ago.
Slaveholder religion is a treacherous theology that has transformed the church, as Frederick Douglass infamously stated, into a religion that is “corrupt … women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical.”
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Columnist Greg Mamula reflects on recent efforts by athletes to protest against racial injustice by boycotting games. He notes that sports are a reward for a functioning society, and we are not a healthy, functioning society right now.