sola fide

Sermon Highlight: Sola Fide

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you believe the things that you…


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Ignoring Wakanda: The History and Fate of HBCUs

Imagine a place where a sea of melanin-enriched faces washes over the terrain.…


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What Will History Say About You?

As I get older, I am increasingly aware of the impact my beliefs, decisions,…


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Our Family Soundtrack: The History of Black Music and Social Politics

Strange Beginnings I remember the first time I heard Billie Holiday's "Strange…


BHM – Celebrating Black Children’s Books

I began teaching 2nd grade in 2003. It struck me early on how necessary it was…


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Announcing a New Resource

After several inquiries from readers, The Witness wanted to provide a list of…


Black History and the Local Church

Another Black History Month is upon us and I’m looking forward to sharing,…


MLK Jr. & the Reconciliation Race

On MLK Day, Jemar sat down with Chris Brooks on his program, Equipped, to…


A Letter From the Sunken Place

This is not a film review of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” If you have not seen the…


Pass The Mic: The Real MLK - Live Video

On MLK Day, Jemar sat down with Rev. Dr. Mika Edmondson to talk about the…


Pro-Black ≠ Anti-Everyone Else

This past summer, in a room full of black millennials, my mother called me on…


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When Prayer Doesn’t Work

Our Western/American culture can often be characterized by suffocating anxiety.…


Why So Many White Churches Resisted Martin Luther King Jr.’s call

NOTE: This article originally appeared in The “Acts of Faith” section of the…


The Committed King

On April 3rd, 1968, the evening before his untimely death, Martin Luther King,…


Race, Religion Can Haunt But Mississippi Will Rise to the Occasion

This article was written by Reverend CJ Rhodes and was first published here on…


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The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable: What We're Still Missing Today

A racial and ethnic divide has plagued our country throughout history, and it…


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Bruno Mars and Cardi B Take Us Back to the 90’s

Nostalgia Alert! I was born in 1989 so anytime I see an accurate depiction of…


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100 Days in the Eye of the Hurricane

It has been 100 days since Hurricane Maria leveled Puerto Rico. Although there…


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How the Gospel Drives us to Confront the New Puerto Rican Struggle

Earlier this year, my Nuyorican hermano, Rich Rivera of the South Bronx sat on…


Respectability Politics

Dispose of Respectability Politics

I’m a first-year seminarian and I’m taking a class on the Theology and Ethics…