Ann Conway-Jones invites us to reflect on how we respond to Matthew’s accusation of deicide against the Jews.
CSBV Research Associate Ashley Hibbard invites us to read Genesis 16 and to consider the place of Ishmael in the Old Testament story and beyond.
It’s been said that America, as South Africa did, must confront its past, especially in terms of white supremacy and racism, and hopefully through honest, deep dialogue across the chasm of race. How do you do that? Well, maybe a
If someone told me of the discovery of an unmarked mass burial site, containing 215 (or 104 or 751) little bodies disposed of like so much garbage, I would guess that perhaps it was done by the Nazis. Or the
Guest blogger Revd Bruce D. Thompson reflects on church compicity with antisemitism, and the role that the Bible sometimes plays. I had long suspected it be the case. The confirmation however, came at a time, and in a way, I
“The Chernobyl of Christian anti-semitism” This is how the late Israeli writer Amos Oz described the figure of Judas in the gospel stories. As we approach Easter, and our annual retelling of the passion story, maybe it is time to
Review of Mark Noll’s book, by Helen Paynter. Noll, Mark E. The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era). University of North Carolina Press, 2006. A time of great crisis. A
Guest blog by Matthew Rowley For all the debate over the public commemoration of statues, there is considerable common ground on one issue: monuments mould the societies that they preside over. Neither side looks at them as merely neutral or
By CSBV director Helen Paynter On 1st June 2020, Donald Trump walked out of the White House accompanied by his entire entourage, including the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He took a short walk across Lafayette Square, and
The Christian imagination: Theology and the origins of Race, by Willie James Jennings. London: Yale University Press, 2010. Book review by Sara Améstegui Deik Introduction Willie Jennings is an associate professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity