Revisiting the Theology of the Negro Spiritual

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month. We pay tribute to the legacy…


Suggested Resources on Race and our History for the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley

This compiliation was originally posted on Ligon Duncan's personal blog. You…


What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United…


SBC17 and the Myth of Progress

Two nights ago, there was a buzz over the news that a resolution to condemn…


Confessions of a Black Seminarian

This article was first published on John C. Richards’ personal blog. You can…


"Turn Me Loose!": The Assassination of Medgar Evers

The bullet that killed Medgar Evers didn’t stop in his chest. It ripped through…


"I'm Not Backing Off": Racism and the Undefeatable Faith of Fannie Lou Hamer

June 9 marks a grim anniversary in the history of civil rights. On that date in…


The Bible or the Bullet: James Meredith and the March Against Fear

James Meredith has always been his own man. You have to be if you’re going to…


The NMAAHC and the Risk of Rightly Remembering the Past

On Wednesday, May 31st, someone left a noose on the floor of the National…


We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall…


Women in Church History: Octavia Albert 'Bleeds Bible'

I’m the mother of two pink loving girls--gifts I wouldn’t trade for the world.…


Book Review: Christianity, Social Justice, & Japanese American Incarceration During World War 2

Anne Blankenship, assistant professor of religious studies at North Dakota…


Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith,…


African Slaves Were Not 'Immigrants': Reminders from the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Dr. Ben Carson got off to a stumbling start as the Secretary of the Department…


We Persevere - Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley

Ancestors on Mission: Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – 1784),…


Black History Month Recap

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJemar and Tyler recap Black History…


Trayvon Martin's Death and a Resurgent Civil Rights Movement in America

February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America.…


Black Life, White Affluence, and Double Consciousness

During moments of racial tension, we rightly seek to address the underlying…


Martin Luther King Jr. and Convictional Compassion

It’s April 16, 1963. He’s sitting in the poor conditions of a Birmingham jail…


Pass The Mic: Black History Month

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJemar and Beau take a look at the…