Jonathan Holmes is a Christian who has advocated for racial justice in Chicago for over two years. He has written about the intersection of race, class, and Christian faith for multiple magazines and is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction.
Some of the earliest Christian churches remain in Africa, including the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and Black slaves used the Christianity that was forced on them as a tool of liberation that remains effective today.
If left unchecked, emotional unhealthiness can damage other parts of our health long term, including our physical, social, and spiritual well-being.
As we seek to follow Christ more, we must ask God to expose our predatory pride and selfishness so that we can let go of our desire for self-preservation and fully submit to Him.
For many Christians, being spiritual but not religious is an attempt to break away from severe sectarianism that has plagued their faith walk for years.
When we talk about “whitewashing” or “Americanizing” Christianity, we are talking about a gospel that teaches people that White American culture is normal and ideal.