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…


What's Jesus got to do with it? The present Black Christian dilemma

Content Warning: This post contains a description of domestic violence. As…


Atatiana Jefferson, we speak your name

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


There ain't no salvation in the grave

Growing up in Black churches, I remember hearing the phrase “There ain’t no…


Preview: How To Fight Racism

Editor's Note: We have the distinct privilege of running an excerpt from Jemar…


Editor's Pick: A Psalm for a Time of Breathlessness

Editor's Note: We sometimes receive submissions from our audience that are…


Southern Baptist seminary presidents reaffirm their commitment to whiteness

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


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Resetting Fractures in a Broken Democracy Run by Racists

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


Do You Trust Him? A Word to White Christians on Election Day

In the next few days, perhaps even weeks, you will hear many statements made…


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I Too Am Tired: Race Convos in 2020

It is a weary thing, this racial conciliation monster. If you do not take care,…


I Used To Know Her…

“A Black man I go to church with voted for him too.” And just like that, I knew…


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The Long Fight for Justice: A Freedom Narrative from Louisville

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face…


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Are We Really Making Progress?

Recently, the Barna Research Group released a study about “How the summer of…


White People Want Something From Black People They've Never Given to Us: Mercy

The issue of ending racism is much more complex than simply hugging a police…


America's Legacy of Racism

America's Legacy of Racism

 In the past few weeks, the facts about the senseless murders of Breonna…


War on My Skin

There is a war on my skin.And it didn't begin with my parents' bodies.It…


"What Other Way They Ever Do Us?" — Why The Central Park 5 Can Happen Again

When I was a teenager, my mother hated the idea of me going out in groups with…


History as Activism – Jemar Tisby at Theology on Tap Chattanooga

Confederate monuments, kneeling during the national anthem, the #MeToo…