Category Archives: racism
If I could write a letter to me. Why my sons wear #44. From Southern racist to adoptive dad.
The following article was written for the January edition of Lifeway’s EC Magazine From Southern Racist to Adoptive Dad I was born and raised in the South. The roots I have in the state of Tennessee run deep. I firmly believe that in Heaven my granny’s syrupy sweet tea will be served with lunch on […]
Stranger: Which one is yours? Me: The one right there. Haskins #44. Stranger (looking at me to make sure I am white): Which one? Me: The black kid right there. Stranger: Oh really? Awkward silence ensues Ever since we brought Isaac and Jonah home from Ethiopia, this sort of interaction has been common for my […]
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the church the […]
Right now, I’m in the process of writing a magazine article addressing the issue of racism based on another article I previously wrote, “Confessions of a former racist dad.” As I work through these issues and deal with my own sin, I am being helped and convicted by excerpts from John Piper’s new book Bloodlines. […]
This year M.L.K. day provided a significant moment for me as a dad. As I threw baseball with three of my four sons, I stopped for a moment to consider with amazement the scene before me. There stood three boys, two white and one black, and they all with equal rights share my last name. […]