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White Pools, Black Lives, and the Sacrament of Baptism

In the movie "Life," Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence walk into a restaurant in…


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Ignoring Wakanda: The History and Fate of HBCUs

Imagine a place where a sea of melanin-enriched faces washes over the terrain.…


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Where Are All the Black Evangelicals: The Rise of Woke Evangelicalism

Been in the ‘burbs for quite some time,But I still might hit up the gas…


The Theology of Suffering and Reformed African Americans

Strange FruitStrange fruit: blacks hanging from trees in the colonial South.…


Black Lives and the 'Perfect Victim' Illusion

Fact-Checking Before LamentingWe don’t really know all the facts. Those are…


SAE, Exclusivity, and the Reformed Black Experience

Seven words have seared the American conscience over the past week. There will…


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"A Time to Speak" Panel Discussion Recap

The National Civil Rights Museum is located just a stone's throw from the…


Am I My Brother's Keeper?: Four Black Presbyterian Ministers Respond to Ferguson

Social issues can be like a tsunami once you get involved with them; they can…


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The Ferguson Grand Jury, Jim Crow, and the Walking Dead

The Ferguson Grand JuryI hit the backspace several times on this post. Part…


The New Klan: The Real Threat for Young Black Men

My Facebook timeline and Twitter feed have been filled with commentary about…


Bread and Circus: How Your Tech & Media Can Distract & Destroy

With a history spanning several hundred years, the Roman Empire was one of the…


Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

There's been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament…


Tyler Perry, Bishop Jakes, and the Widow

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 48 hours, you’ve probably seen…


Confessions of a Black Seminarian

Seven years ago I walked onto the campus at Fuller Theological Seminary…