John F. Sells

And Jesus ISN’T the cure.

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I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase, “Jesus is the cure for racism!” Or at least some version of the phrase. While I’m sure that those who use the statement and the statement itself mean well, it’s ultimately false. It grossly oversimplifies the changes necessary to tackle racism by reducing it to a ‘heart’ issue, or an ideological problem. This is problematic because it assumes that all will be made well if we merely THINK differently, as opposed to actually DOING different things and BEING different human beings. It would be great if racism ONLY affected the gray matter (or lack thereof) sloshing around inside the human skull? If only. Such is not the case. …

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John F. Sells

I’m John Sells, also affectionately called J. Sells. I’m one half of the Christian Hip Hop duo 4KNWN., and I like to talk faith, culture, and music!

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