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by Aaron Campbell - 6 months ago

Racial Blind Spots, The Church, and the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

“We repeat the mistake continuously in this country of trying to address our racial animus and the violence it fosters as though it were a virus that occasionally attacks our social body, rather than seeing the truth: that racial animus is a constituting reality of our social body.” —Willie James Jennings, Theologian “Overcoming Racial Faith.” Did Jesus really rebuke James and John, two of his di...

by Aaron Campbell - 10 months ago

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Serving Christ

The year was 1989, and I was a freshman in high school. I was sitting at a lone desk in an empty hallway because, once again, my behavior had gotten me kicked out of class—but on purpose, actually. Because though I was attending one of the best prep schools in New Jersey and in all honors classes, occasionally, when the learning material couldn’t quite hold my attention, I’d goof around until I was asked to take m...

by Aaron Campbell - 2 years ago

Florida School Shooting: From the Eyes of an Affected Teenager

For this month’s article for CalvaryChapel.com, I felt pressed to share my space with an amazing young gal named Skylar who I have the privilege of teaching and discipling at the new Calvary Chapel Bible College in New York City—led by visionary Jimmy Schauerte. I have kept edits at a minimum so the reader can truly get Skylar’s voi...

by Aaron Campbell - 2 years ago

Funky Feet and Fixed Focus: Lessons and Warnings on LOVE

"Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God." —Jim Elliot (1927-1956), martyred for sharing the love of Christ. In the next article, I will tell you about when a heavy jug of aged, North Philly [homeless-and-possibly-heroin-addicted] urine splashed onto my bare feet and flip flops, how fast I dashed to the nearest North Philly bathtub to douse my legs in straight bl...

by Aaron Campbell - 3 years ago

Thanksgiving: A Time to Feel; a Time to Heal

“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history, but honest and inclusive history.” – James Loewen, University of Vermont professor, bestselling author. Salt or pepper? Onion or garlic? On your Thanksgiving turkey, which one from each of these savory combos would you give up? Rather tough choice for the “true foodie.” In fact, if enough “true foodies” were polled on t...

by Aaron Campbell - 3 years ago

Brooding Over Charlottesville

“With all thy getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).Last Saturday, smartphones around the world buzzed and brimmed with newsflashes surrounding all that unfolded at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Leading this rally were those under the banner, “Unite the Right”—a movement seeking to unite all white supremacists from different groups, including the Alt Right, Vanguard Ameri...