Bathsheba mourning Uriah

Hebrew Bible | Biblical narratives | slavery | culture wars

Imagining History without Heroes and Villains

What the Hebrew Bible can teach Americans about reckoning with the fallenness of our nation's founders

September 14, 2020
Tom Cotton

slavery | politics | political religion | United Methodists

King Cotton

The United Methodist Church's roots witness against Cotton's attack on critical history

September 3, 2020

African Americans | Barack Obama | Black Studies | museums | racism | slavery

An Event to Celebrate

September 24, 2016, marked one of the most significant moments in America’s history when its first African American president, Barack Obama, opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the nation’s mall in Washington, D.C. T...

November 10, 2016

slavery | sin | guilt | evil | Jesuits | penance | teaching moment | Max Scheler

Georgetown

In a comment to one of the many blog posts about a controversy concerning Georgetown University’s past with slavery, we read: “I did not enslave anyone. I did not profit from slavery.” Such an abrupt dismissal of the moral issues is alienating, but t...

June 6, 2016