Mustard Seed Props

I wrote a brief and hurried piece on racism and white privilege that is included in the e-zine of “The New Conspirators”.  It harkens back to a lot of conversations I’ve had on the blog previously and most notably, it was this post that earned the request for submission. Feel free to check the piece out there, I’ll just share the opening paragraph with you here…

“Racism is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t say this as a cute turn of phrase–I mean it in the sense of a well-known parable: you may call it a speck or a plank, but I assure you, it’s in your eye. The problem with racism is that we see what we want to see, but what we fail to see, is how it affects our sight. Rather than acknowledge real differences in ethnicity and race, we choose to turn a blind eye to it as though plucking our eyes out would prevent the sin altogether. In our haste for the kingdom come, we gloss over tainted histories and plant quasi-innovative churches in the belief that good doctrine and right worship together will solve our differences. But don’t you see? We’ve been trying that for hundreds of years already.”

Read the whole article here.

A project of the Mustard Seed Associates and Tom Sine, they have a great conference lined up for next spring…wish I could be there. Check out some of their speakers!

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Comments

  1. daniel so says:

    David — Great article! Congrats on getting published 🙂 How do they distribute their e-zine? Is there an email list?

  2. David Park says:

    thanks daniel! i don’t know if it counts as published, but i think if you subscribe to their monthly newsletter, there is a link to it. are things settling down for you yet?

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