People of color often feel the burden of proving our pain to our white brothers and sisters and that is extremely taxing.
The goal today is this: to untangle race, religion, and politics so that divisions in the world don’t cause divisions in the Church.
Another controversy has erupted in the US government regarding gender, race, and white male domination. Senator Elizabeth Warren (a white woman from Massachusetts) was silenced by Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (a white man from Kentucky) in the US Senate for reading a letter from a black civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, opposing Jeff […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jemar and Tyler look back at the past 8 years and the impact of President Barack Obama as the United States 44th President, his legacy, and the importance of diverse representation. Donate to RAAN Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook Hosts – […]
NOTE: The following is not an endorsement of all of President Obama’s policies nor an endorsement of the Democratic party. The intention is to reflect on the content of a single speech as it impacted a single writer. On January 10, 2017, President Obama delivered his formal farewell speech to end his eight year term. The […]
Jarvis Williams details what Obama’s presidency has meant to him and his family, and how he will miss him though he didn’t agree with some of Obama’s politics.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jemar Tisby reflects on the election of 2016 and the impact that it has had on evangelicalism, racial reconciliation, and what it means to be Black Christian in America. Donate to RAAN Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jemar and Tyler are joined by Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham, Founder & President of The Expectations Project, as well as Zakiya Jackson, Director of Partnership for The Expectations Project to talk about Education in America. Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook
Jesus didn’t (and doesn’t) fit neatly into any political party. His kingdom is “not of this world.” Therefore, we should expect the values and priorities of that “alien kingdom” both to transect and to transcend the political categories of the world. Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. OK. But, practically speaking, what does […]
Incivility in American politics is hardly new. Politicians and ordinary citizens alike have long bemoaned “the divisive tone of politics.” But this year’s presidential race seems to have broken new ground. We’ve beheld an embarrassing litany of personal invective, verbal aggression, puerile put-downs, and playground insults. We’re now at the point where the presidential debates […]
The Death Penalty is a constant source of political and Christian debate. Like many conservative evangelicals, I upheld the death penalty and even admired those states that instituted more streamlined paths to complete the death sentence. I’ve since changed. Two recent realizations showed me that while I still support the ability and authority of the […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Tyler is joined by Pastor Earon James to discuss the the current election cycle and the typically asked questions that have surrounded it. Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jemar and Tyler are joined by CNN reporter Eugene Scott to talk about his career, his faith, and the current political climate. Eugene Scott The main stream media is not as absent of faith as people assume. Christianity is more diverse of a faith than I think a […]
It has been said that 11:00am on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, meaning black and white Christians are still very divided. I’ve often struggled with the racial divide amongst Christians, especially when we believe in the same God. Very few African American Christians would consider themselves to be evangelical, because for many […]
Recently I wrote an article that got a lot of attention for its content, but I believe some missed the heart behind it. There is a racially charged problem in our society. These events have taken place on the streets of some of our most prominent cites, and most recently, our universities. These events have […]
Tyler is joined by professor Otis Pickett to discuss the 2 topics you can’t talk about at the dinner table: Religion and Politics. Specifically the two take on the challenge of how Christians engage one another during an election season. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook