Category: History

Theology Christian Living Identity History

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

Moses Y. Lee

Anne Blankenship, assistant professor of religious studies at North Dakota State University, tells the story of how Japanese American Christians wrestled with their faith, theodicy, and betrayal when they were forced into internment camps during World War II and abandoned by their White Christian neighbors. This is a story of suffering and uncertainty with significant ramifications […]

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Theology Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity History

Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

Jarvis Williams

Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith, carefully documented how white Christians and black Christians generally have different perspectives of race and racism in America.[1] This classic book on race and religion also shows how the evangelical movement in America is a racialized movement that cannot be separated from white […]

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Women Christian Living History

We Persevere – Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley


Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – 1784), widely known for her poetry, and as thee first African American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, abolitionist, and missionary. Her journey to these shores was cruel and traumatic. In 1721, slave trader Playten Onely requested the Royal African Company […]

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Black History Month Recap

Beau York

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jemar and Tyler recap Black History Month 2017 Donate to RAAN Subscribe – iTunes – Satchel – RSS Social – @_PassTheMic – Facebook Resources from this episode: 1. Eyes on the Prize Documentary: 2. The Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching by Frank A Thomas 3. […]

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Current Events History Justice

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

Jemar Tisby

February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America. Seven years ago, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American was walking back from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and iced tea. Moments later, he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watchman. The circumstances of Martin’s killing polarized the nation […]

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