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…


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Dispose of Respectability Politics

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


Joyner Lucas - I’m Not Racist: An Appreciation and Critique

Last month, Joyner Lucas released his new and provocative music video, “I’m not…


The Jewish Jesus is the Christ!

Why should Christians celebrate Christmas? We know historically that some of…


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Tone Police—Serve and Deflect

F*ck the police! Comin' straight from the undergroundA young ni**a got it bad…


Conscious Christianity Event

If you live in the Houston area (and even if you don't), you're in for some…


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Charlamagne and the Handling of Scripture

Lenard McKelvey, or Charlamange the God, is not one to mince words or shy away…


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When Non-Believers Go On Mission Trips

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Sports doesn’t build…


Seeing the Blackness of the Bible

“You don’t wish you were white, do you?,” my Uncle Harold asked. I was seven…


Book Review - This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

Most of us have heard brief utterances on the state of America’s public…


Black and Believable

“A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any…


How The Local Church Can Help Bridge the Gap Between African Americans and Public Health

The media would have you believe the leading cause of death among African…


Intersectionality and Reconciliation in Our Churches

Author’s Note: Dr. Jarvis J. Williams rejects the ideology of…


When the Darkness Closes In: A Christian’s Journey through Depression

Two years ago, I lost two students to suicide within weeks of each other. One…