Luther’s heirs are known as Protestants today because his movement was so centered on protest. Nearly 450 years later, King would likewise use public protest to confront the social devastation of false doctrine.
As the daily news cycle continues to unmask longstanding racial tensions within our country (and even the church), more and more Christians are looking for answers. How do we think through racial issues biblically? How do we have conversations about race honestly? And how do we apply godly wisdom practically? Among conservative reformed circles, The […]
Today marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down state-sanctioned segregation in U.S. public schools and marked a significant turning point in the Civil Rights movement. In many ways, the 60th anniversary of Brown highlights a curious contradiction in American society. It reveals both […]
Forty-five years after his death, Martin Luther King, Jr. still serves as an important and often overlooked theological resource for the Church today. As one of the towering figures of the civil rights movement, most people know King as activist, ethicist and orator. However, far too few know King in the way he thought of […]
In Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, Tim Keller recently described Western Christianity’s inability to make meaning out of suffering. However, the African American church tradition represents a notable exception to the general inability of American Christianity to suffer well. Redemptive suffering is a widespread and deeply cherished belief within the Black church tradition, […]