Christians & California’s Homeless Calamity

How should Christians address homelessness? The situation is worsening despite lip service by politicians and “homeless advocates” about fixing a problem they’ve helped create. One only needs to look at California. I’ve lived in Los Angeles County (twice), Sacramento County…
Derryck Green
October 14, 2022

Should Christians Support Drug Decriminalization?

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Vermont all legalized recreational marijuana use in the past year. Oregon went further. Oregonians voted in favor of Measure 109, which legalized psychedelic mushrooms for licensed, “therapeutic” use. Oregonians also voted to decriminalize hard drugs: small amounts of heroin,…
Derryck Green
October 14, 2022

Black Nationalism

  As printed in the Catholic periodical, First Things. Racial identity has been a priority for black Americans since the end of the civil rights movement. According to a recent Pew Report, 74 percent of black adults regard being black…
Derryck Green
August 15, 2022

America Must Remember Booker T. Washington

Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Carter G. Woodson, George Washington Carver, WEB Dubois, Rev. Martin Luther King.  All were prominent Americans of the 19th and 20th centuries. There's one prominent American who isn't included in this pantheon of historical greats.  In fact, he's…
Derryck Green
March 21, 2022

Racial Identity or National Identity?

It’s evident from surveys or lived experience that most blacks see race as critical to their identity at levels not seen among their racial counterparts. According to a recent Pew Report, seventy-four percent of black adults said that being black…
Derryck Green
November 4, 2021

The Continued Shaming of Evangelicals

Christianity Today published a pre-election piece in which Timothy Dalrymple– also the president and CEO of the publication– explained the political divisions among white evangelicals concerning Donald Trump. The foundation of his analysis was the response to former editor Mark…
Derryck Green
November 17, 2020

White Americans: Racist, No Matter Identity?

Since the killing of George Floyd in May, the country has been held hostage with mostly scripted “conversations” about racism. Some unscripted conversations have been constructive; the predictable ones have not. Constructive conversations about racism acknowledge that though bigotry still…
Derryck Green
October 16, 2020

Is “Antiracism” Christian? No

Is individualism an “American white value”? The fad of racializing everything, even long-standing virtues of individual merit, is further eroding our already-fragile civic ties. Critical race theorists like famous author Robin DiAngelo condense the complexity of our anthropology into a collectivized…
Derryck Green
October 16, 2020