How do I tell you that much we’ve thought real is illusion? That much we thought Christian, a counterfeit? Much we thought history, myth? How do I tell you that our white, Christian ancestors Embraced illusion, counterfeit and myth To cover their shame? Will you cover your ears, Will you shout me down, When I say that covered shame Remains,… Read more →
Today, we white Christians whose church culture has sprung from the Bible Belt desperately need to re-examine our roots. We need to recognize the areas where we and our ancestors have agreed with injustice and unrighteousness. We need to expose the ways we continue to let something shallow and misleading rob us. We need to see where we have deadened… Read more →
I’m a white woman from the Deep South. Yet if I had seen Pondering Privilege 20 years ago, I wouldn’t have thought that I personally needed to read it. If I’d seen the book 10 years ago, I would have thought, “White privilege? You mean, there’s a name for what I’m just starting to see and learn?” Now, still having… Read more →
Three months ago, I came across a post by blogger Christena Cleveland that has triggered something stunning deep in my spirit. In a way, Christena said the obvious. At the same time, she exposed what I’d been blinded to, and desperately needed to see. Every time I read the piece, I think, at once, “Of course!” – and “Ah ha!”… Read more →
We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church – Q&A 4 What would you say is the most crucial thing that needs to be seen and dealt with? When people think of the Civil War, the South, and the church, the first issue that comes to mind is racism. Slavery was certainly the key justice issue when… Read more →
We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church – Q&A 3 Your book title begins, “We Confess!” So who needs to confess? We do. That is, we in the US church, collectively, have some serious confessing to do. Especially we, who call Jesus “Lord” and hold to all the bedrock beliefs of the faith, need to let our… Read more →
We can’t undo the past. But we can repeat the past. Indeed, we do repeat it – until we take the hard look back and make the courageous changes needed to redeem the past. We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church © 2011 Deborah P. Brunt. All rights reserved.
Lately, my columns and blog posts have been erratic, not because I haven’t been writing – but because I have. Now the ebook edition of the work I’ve labored so long to bring to birth is live on Kindle! This, my fifth book, is different from anything I’ve ever written. My guess is: It’s different from anything you’ve ever read…. Read more →