Understanding the Heart Cry of #BlackLivesMatter

I recently had the opportunity to give a presentation called "Understanding the…


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The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro: A Speech by Frederick Douglass

No other phrase in the founding documents of the United States stings an…


Reflections from a Black Presbyterian on the PCA's Overture on Racial Reconciliation

The theme of the the Presbyterian Church in America’s 44th General Assembly was…


Classism, Racism, and the Sin of Partiality

Even though many Christians recognize racism as a sin, we do not name the exact…


Supporting White Christians When They Attempt to Work for Racial Justice

Even though ethnic minorities call for white, evangelical Christians to speak…


Reformed Theology is Indigenous to African American Christianity

While it is true that most systematic and written forms of Reformed theology…


The A.R.C. of Racial Reconciliation

I had the honor of presenting at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference on…


The Omni-Directional Blessing of Bible Reading

I can easily name the most important lesson I ever learned about being a…


Writing Under the White Gaze

Sometimes I don't know whether I'm writing for a white audience or a black…


If You Want to Disciple Young Black Men, Be a Teacher

Black males make up just two percent of public education teachers. That's…


Why My Grief Belongs on the Internet

Ater hearing the news that a Cleveland grand jury decided not to indict two…


#EvangelicalsSoWhite: The Oscars, Race, and the Church

For the second year in a row, not a single black person garnered a nomination…


Michelle Higgins Speaks on Faith for Justice at Urbana 2015

Our sister in Christ and frequent Pass the Mic guest, Michelle Higgins, spoke…


RAAN's Top 15 Posts of 2015

2015 proved a momentous year for the church and the world. Every week events…


Tamir Rice and the Fears of Black Fathers for Their Sons

Another blow has been struck against confidence in the criminal justice system…


Race and the American Church - A Brief Survey from Colonialism to WWII

The church in the United States has a long and mostly dysfunctional…


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The Real Rosa Parks: A Lifetime of Activism

December 1, 2015, commemorated the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks…


There Are Children Here: Christians and Public Education

The personal decision to not send your children to public school should not…


The Master Narrative

The Master Narrative: The Popular, but Problematic Memory of the Civil Rights…


Amidst Racial Tensions, Lecrae Asks, "Can You Help Me Understand?"

If you think America is post-racial, just wait about seven days and you will…