Anti-Islamic Pastor Condemns Islamophobia He Helped Create

Pastor Greg Locke wants you to know that, despite his history of promoting religious hatred against Muslims, he's "not going to be a jerk for Jesus." In a recent video on Locke's Facebook page titled "WHAT A MUSLIM MAN JUST TOLD ME HAS ME FURIOUS," Locke tells his followers a story about a Muslim family … Continue reading Anti-Islamic Pastor Condemns Islamophobia He Helped Create

Breaking Down the Evangelical White Savior Complex

Oy vey. This article from The Washington Post — "My wife and I are white evangelicals. Here’s why we chose to give birth to black triplets" — has some problems, to say the least. A few examples: I grew up as a child of evangelical missionaries in Honduras, very aware of racial diversity because I was the blue-eyed, … Continue reading Breaking Down the Evangelical White Savior Complex

Stories of Conversion

Kelsey Osgood asks: "Can an Outsider Ever Truly Become Amish?" In this collaboration between Longreads and Atlas Obscura, Osgood profiles two cases of Amish conversion: one successful, one unsuccessful. She writes of her experience in an Amish church: I sneak a few furtive glances around the room, and then look up to Alex, who is … Continue reading Stories of Conversion