Author: Christian Crawford

Christian G. Crawford was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He has a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from Vanderbilt University’s School of Divinity, with certificates in Black Church Studies and American Studies. Crawford is currently pursuing a Master of Religious Studies (Ethics and Society) at Vanderbilt University. He enjoys writing about ethics, history, politics, and theology. 
Theology The Church

Freedom and the Black Church on Juneteenth

Christian Crawford

The Black church is at the center of emancipatory events like Juneteenth. In her book On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed wrote, “Black Texans were determined, despite the early intimidating anger of Whites, to celebrate what was initially called Emancipation Day. Most of the first celebrations were in churches.” These first celebrations reveal […]

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