“Deeply Troubled” by Dr. Mark Medley

Dr. Mark Medley, BSK’s Professor of Theology, serves as Theologian-in-Residence at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY. As a part of his role, Dr. Medley often contributes to Good Shepherd’s blog. In his most recent post, entitled, “Deeply Troubled,” Dr. Medley offers these words about the recent state of our nation,

“In taking my Christian commitment seriously, I must confess my participation in the social sin of white supremacy. I confess my responsibility for white supremacy and the multiple benefits I received from the system simply because I am white. I confess my thoughts, words, and deeds that uphold an interlocking system of oppression designed to promote and maintain white supremacy.  I confess what I have left undone to resist such a system and what I have not done in the work of racial justice. I must continue to unlearn my whiteness. And by the grace of God, I chose to claim as my primary identity not my whiteness but my resistance to oppression and my solidarity with those seeking justice.”

To read Dr. Medley’s blog in full, click here.