To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 2

To Be GiftedBack in my college football days, I would often share my feelings…


To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 1

There was once a story told of a little boy who loved to stop and watch an…


To Shape A New World: William Seymour and Black Faith in the Drama of Civil Rights – Part 2

Read Part 1 here.Black PentecostalsThough this Black Great Awakening had…


To Shape A New World: William Seymour and Black Faith in the Drama of Civil Rights – Part 1

The year was 1963. Many Blacks in Birmingham, Alabama gathered together in the…


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Singin’ Us to Glory: The Life and Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

On August 31, 1962, a group of young African Americans involved in the Civil…


Revisiting the Theology of the Negro Spiritual

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month. We pay tribute to the legacy…


Christ is my all: The Dying Words of Lemuel Haynes

On the importance of life's last words, author and speaker, Dr. Benjamin L.…


Martin Luther King Jr. and Convictional Compassion

It’s April 16, 1963. He’s sitting in the poor conditions of a Birmingham jail…


Endurance for a Slow Reconciliation

In 2013, Christiopher Muther wrote on the connection between instant…


Jupiter Hammon and the Negro Vision of the Christian Life

It’s 1786. African-Americans are getting sold, beaten, abused, and killed. They…