What must reparations for slavery look like? There are at least three key aspects for any form of reparations that emerge from the wider faith community.
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Al Mohler, a longtime Southern Baptist leader, repudiated past comments defending slavery, calling them ‘stupid.’ And he says he is ashamed of seminary title with a link to slaveholder. But is there more for him to apologize for?
When Zacchaeus met Jesus and recognized his sins, he did more than say a prayer. And a critical part of that story is the financial payments. But are we unwilling to let a Zacchaeus walk such a path of redemption?
There is much talk — in this and other Christian/faith publications — about righting past wrongs. Should reparations be made to African-Americans based on the past wrongs of slavery? The answer is no, for a variety of reasons.
Finding the moral courage to be first can be difficult. We need more Deborahs, Jaels, and Jackies.
The classic children’s song about Zacchaeus — a wee little man was he — strikes me as odd. The song ends just as the story really gets good. And it has parallels to the report released by Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., documenting the school’s