George Floyd: A Bittersweet Victory

This summer, I protested the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and…


Christian Nationalism: An Unholy Union

Imagine beating a brown-skinned man beyond recognition, hanging the mutilated…


Trump's acquittal requires retaining a sense of righteous anger

We knew that this would happen. It was unlikely that 17 Republican Senators…


Torn Between Representation and Justice

Over the past four years, many of us saw the worst side of those we thought we…


When white Christians tell on themselves

Like many of you, what happened on January 6, 2021, came as no surprise to me.…


Free Speech: It means different things in Black and white

This post originally appeared on Joel's personal blog and appears here with a…


The Past is Precedence

If your inbox looked anything like mine in 2020, almost every email you…


There Is No Christian Political Party: A Conversation With Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby and I are sitting in an apartment near Central Park on the Upper…


Atatiana Jefferson, we speak your name

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson isn’t a name that will live in infamy. It’s likely…


Black Un-dignity is Resistance

Once again, America’s racist chickens have come home to roost, but I don’t…


A Light of Hope in the Darkest of Times

Welp. Last week, we saw what happens when ignorance, hypocrisy, denial, and…


The Noise of Your Songs

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Joel's personal blog, and…


Healing Songs for Difficult Times

In times when those who are in authority refuse to deal with oppression (even…


We been told y'all

I never wanted things to come to this. I take no pleasure in what I’m about to…


The Natural Consequences of White Supremacy

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy. For the first time since…


Southern Baptist seminary presidents reaffirm their commitment to whiteness

At the recent annual meeting of the Council of Seminary Presidents…


More Undignified Than This: The Legacy of Rance Allen

With COVID-19, this election, voter suppression, racism, brutality, and natural…


The Biggest Threat to Christianity in the US

Preliminary demographic data about the 2020 electorate has started rolling in.…


Politically Anxious? Here are some ways to get through...

As we press on through Election Night, here is some advice from mental health…


Grayscale photo of men in black t-shirt and pants holding black lives matter signs

Resetting Fractures in a Broken Democracy Run by Racists

Psalm 34:20 hits different when you’re sitting in recovery after you’ve had…