In this final piece, I will argue that “Black evangelicals” should (re)join historically Black denominations and assist in their strengthening in order to pursue racial reconciliation from a denominational level. They can do this by focusing their time, gifts, talents, and resources. In the previous series installments, I explained that some Black evangelicals have adopted […]
Author: Jimmy Butts
In the first part of this series, I provided an analysis of the use of biblical and theological concepts among some who promote the notion of racial reconciliation. I argued that exclusive emphasis on texts about unity and oneness functionally operates in a way of discrediting any analysis of or commitment to sub-groups within the […]
Over the past few years, there have been some reports of a “Quiet Exodus” from White evangelical churches by Black members. Amidst recent rhetoric about racial reconciliation, this seems to suggest that Evangelicals have failed in this task. However, the continued support of the current president among the majority of White Evangelicals may shed some […]
“This album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothin” was how the song began. However, as a young boy, I did not fully comprehend the depth of the message of this song by a rapper named The Notorious BIG. “Juicy” was one of the singles from BIG’s first […]
Growing up in the Black Church has been a rich blessing that I do not take for granted. As a young boy, at Calvary Baptist Church in Portsmouth Virginia, I heard the Christ-centered bold preaching that arrested my soul and caused me to be drawn to surrender my life to Christ. In that same Church, […]
Jimmy Butts draws from the Book of Esther to argue why privileged African-Americans should advocate for causes of all African-Americans.
If evangelicals want reconciliation, they must be willing to speak with Malcolm before they dine with Martin.