The Scroll 12/20/13: Top Five Christian Articles of the Week

1.  Five Ways to De-Commercialize Christmas
We’ve created a Christmas monster: a grotesque assemblage of pagan, Christian and capitalist symbolism into something that resembles something we’re both attracted to and repulsed by at the same time. We’re fueled by an admixture of both guilt and greed, while the domestic economy pins its annual hopes on our propensity for spending far more than we have or want to spend...continue reading

2.  9 Things I Want to Say (But Don’t) To Your Curious yet Racially Charged Microaggressions against Me & My Children
I am racially Italian-American & African-American.  I am a biracial, self-identifying, culturally & ethnically black American woman living in the segregated Midwest. I grew up in Detroit, one of the most segregated cities in America...continue reading

3.  When Platforms Go Bad: 3 Lessons I Learned From My National Radio Interview
Several weeks ago, I published on article on Sarah Moon’s blog entitled Reclaiming a Feminine Christianity which essentially argues for reclaiming the feminine metaphors that we read throughout scripture. This article made waves in some circles, leading to a followup article published on The Good Men Project and an invitation to do a national radio interview on the Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show...continue reading

4.  Six Reasons Americans Still Need Christianity
In a secularized society obsessed with consumerism, entertainment, and modernization, Christianity is often portrayed as being old-fashioned, irrelevant, and useless, but it still serves some very valuable and profound purposes. Here’s why Americans still need it...continue reading

5.  White People Need a Non-White Jesus
In the wake of Megyn Kelly’s statement that “Jesus was a white man,” critics have quickly and unanimously responded that Jesus was not a white man. Here at Sojourners, Rev. Laura Barkley has debunked Kelly’s statements, noting that Jesus “was a Palestinian Jew in first-century Nazareth...continue reading
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