Except for Patriots’ fans, the rest of the country probably agrees that the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win this year was phenomenal. It was more than just a game. Many narratives surrounded Super Bowl LII including Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins’ stances on social issues including kneeling for the national anthem and not visiting the […]
Author: Rayshawn Graves
Amidst all the 80’s nostalgia and sci-fi action, there are some valuable things to learn about parenting from Stranger Things. In my previous post, I highlighted the beauty of an ordinary African American family sitting down together for breakfast. As valuable and rare as it is to see such a positive depiction on our television […]
Assumptions are drawn and conclusions are made from negative depictions about African Americans that are largely one-sided.
Taking a knee is a patriotic act done to speak up for equality, diversity, and inclusion — particularly the equality, acceptance, and inclusion of racial minorities.
LeBron James’ Los Angeles home was vandalized when an unidentified person spray-painted the word “Nigger” on the front gate. This discouraging event took me back almost three years ago to the sight of my own vandalized home. Much like James’ incident, an unidentified person, in the darkness of a cold December night, spray-painted the homes […]
Charlottesville is an hour away from me. I’ve visited several times, attended a few college basketball and football games, and even preached in a few churches in the area. So when I saw the recent pictures of a “protest” led by white nationalists and held around a statue of Robert E. Lee, it was infuriating, […]
Dr. Willie Parker is the most recent face of the pro-choice movement. And unlike many of the other prominent faces of the movement, Dr. Parker speaks from the demographic that is generally not heard from concerning pro-choice: African-American men. While history informs us African-American men have been vocal on both sides of the abortion issue, […]
I thought being a black man in America was difficult. This is certainly true, but prior to reading Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes’ book, “Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength”, I made the incorrect assumption that so many others have made about the plight of the black woman. To be a black […]
The Acropolis of The Word of Faith Movement The Word of Faith movement is one of the largest growing movements within Protestant Christianity. Its gospel permeates congregations across the ethnic and denominational spectrum, both in the United States and throughout the world: white, black, Latino, African, and Asian, Baptist, Pentecostal, COGIC, and Assemblies of God. […]
This is only a small story in the larger picture of the fight against racism, but it encourages us to display the grace of the gospel at all times, and to change the negative narratives of racial injustice and inequality that continue today.
Advent is the season where God’s people reflect on the anticipation of Jesus’ coming into this world, at His first and second coming. This year’s season of Advent will bring a particular kind of longing and expectation for me. Without elaborating too much, 2016 has been a difficult year. As a black man whose witnessed […]
Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump was said to have formed an advisory board consisting of Evangelical leaders. These included pastors, authors, congressmen and congresswomen, presidents of large Christian organizations and many prominent leaders within evangelical Christianity. I couldn’t help but notice a few of the names on the list of who would be present in […]
Creflo Dollar encourages us to dream big when it comes to the things of this world, but the Gospel calls believers to dream bigger.
Recently, The Gospel Coalition published an article written by Joe Carter called, “Preachers of L.A. Brings the Prosperity Gospel to Reality TV”. I appreciate what Joe Carter had to say in this article, and know that it is going to take many more articles, sermons, and books like this to expose the prosperity gospel for what […]