Category: Current Events

#LeaveLoud The Church Current Events Pastoring & Leadership

Taking Spit: When spiritual abuse masquerades as anointing

Ally Henny

My good friend Jemar Tisby recently wrote an excellent article for The Witness BCC about the latest controversy to surround Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK and Pastor Mike Todd. In his article, Jemar offers a poignant response to “Spittlegate” and casts vision for the church as it should be. I hope that you will take […]

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Current Events Justice

Analyzing Racial Trauma in the Age of COVID-19

Joel A. Bowman Sr.

We are embroiled in one of the most tumultuous periods of our recent collective memory.  This is largely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has taken the lives of nearly a million people in the United States. To many, this has simultaneously been a time of national reckoning with another deadly “virus”: systemic racism. The American Medical Association (AMA) has rightly deemed racism “a public health […]

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The Church Music Current Events Pastoring & Leadership

The Noise of Your Songs

Joel Brown

The white nationalism cloaked in self-righteous Jesus worship absent Christ-likeness has been enthroned as the state religion in America yet corrupting many expressions of Christianity beyond her shores and is such a telling indictment. So many of the Christian voices I’d come to love and respect have become loudly complicit in this dangerous religious circus and Jesus cult that many are growing increasingly despondent of.

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Music Current Events

Healing Songs for Difficult Times

The Witness

In times when those who are in authority refuse to deal with oppression (even within Church), still we rise. As we push back against oppression, it is important for each of us to prioritize our mental health, especially during particularly trying times. We see you. We value you. Most of all, we want to see you flourish.

Here is a list of songs curated by our staff to help you lament, pray, and heal.

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