Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020
hypocrisy

protests | #blacklivesmatter | George Floyd

The Hypocrisy Juke

Responding when people say “protest this, not that”

July 7, 2020
Protesters Prayer

Coronavirus | prayer | George Floyd | faith

Unexpected ‘Openings’ and the Essence of Religious Practice

What we learn about the nature of religious practice from the innovations and adaptations of religious communities during the pandemic

June 18, 2020
police lights

#blacklivesmatter | Coronavirus | George Floyd | Myth

America’s Sirens

A reflection on America’s mythology of sirens, and the need to rewrite it

June 15, 2020
DJT

Donald Trump | Bible | George Floyd | political religion

Stop Asking What the Bible Means to the President

A historian of the bible in America reflects on what Trump’s recent photo-op in front of St. John’s Church does (and doesn’t) mean

June 8, 2020
Protest

George Floyd | Race and religion | racism | #blacklivesmatter | protests

Protest and the Raging Messianic

How do our responses to pestilence and protest reflect the value of human life in our religious imagination?

June 5, 2020
MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. | protests | George Floyd | Race and religion

Asking the Right Questions about Riots

Contemplating the questions we should and shouldn't be asking about riots by looking to the example of Martin Luther King Jr.

June 4, 2020
flag

George Floyd | Race and religion | protests | iconoclasm

Protests, Looting, and Iconoclasm

Considering how Christian acts of iconoclasm may illuminate the aims and effects of property damage and looting during protests

June 4, 2020
Art

art | George Floyd | Race and religion

We Need Art to Help Us Heal, Now More than Ever

An invitation to process pain and to heal through the viewing and contemplation of contemporary Black art

June 4, 2020