Kirbyjon Caldwell, friend of Bush, backer of Obama, contextualizer of Wright: a most exquisitely politic man. Check out Dan Gilgoff’s interview with him on Beliefnet. Caldwell runs the biggest church in all United Methodism. Wright did the same in the United Church of Christ. There’s been a lot of recent chatter about the mysteriousness of “the black church” to white folks. But what does it mean that many of the biggest names in the historically white realm that is Mainline Protestantism belong to African Americans?