3 Things Baltimore Taught Us About Black People

Baltimore, Maryland is 39 miles from Washington, DC—arguably the most powerful…


SAE, Exclusivity, and the Reformed Black Experience

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


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3 Reasons a Post-Racial America is a Myth

I think it’s about time we put the idea of a post-racial America in the same…


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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…


Silence

“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will…


The New Klan: The Real Threat for Young Black Men

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


God Listens

“In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.” (Psalm 86:7)…


Light

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)My…


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…