Category Archives: Enlightenment

Yes, Virginia, There is Still Racism and Colorism

I write this not to equate my experience with those of who suffer the at-times-frustrating, at-times-horrific, but always-absurd effects of racism and colorism. After all, I am an American of primarily European descent who enjoys many of the privileges of … Continue reading

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A Story About You and Me: Myth, Demythologization, and the Surplus of Meaning, on the Eve of the Opening of the Museum of the Bible

“TWO creation stories? What do you mean the Bible has TWO creation stories?” Well, in the first one, God creates the earth, populates it with animals, and then creates men and women to have stewardship over it. “And the second … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Students:

When you go out into the world, especially the academic world, you will undoubtedly be confronted by something called “reductionism.” Reductionism is when we reduce something to some other thing. It is when we analyze a whole into its parts … Continue reading

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