"All You Talk about Is Race": Five Responses to a Frustrating Comment

As someone who does race work, every so often someone makes the comment, “All…


The Orphans of Broken Justice

30-year-old Charleena Lyles had 3 children (ages 11, 4, and 1), and was…


Revisiting the Theology of the Negro Spiritual

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


The Privilege of the Authentic Self

The Lord has called me to do some redemptive work in a predominantly white…


Pass The Mic: SBC, Alt-Right, and Condemning White Supremacy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTyler and Jemar are joined with SBC…


SBC17 and the Myth of Progress

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


A Prayer for Papa

As the temple was a copyand shadow of the heavenly sanctuary,and we see now…


Confessions of a Black Seminarian

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


Hate-Filled Perceptions Of African-Americans

LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized when an unidentified person…


The NMAAHC and the Risk of Rightly Remembering the Past

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


Questions for Potential White Transracial Adoptive Parents

"How do I find other Black kids for them to play with?"I was asked this…


Be the Bridge

Mississippi was not a state I had ever envisioned moving to. Growing up in San…


Pass The Mic: Racism and Christian Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJemar and Tyler address the history of…


Ain’t I A Woman? A Brief Reflection of the Just Gospel Women’s Panel

The Just Gospel Conference was a series of conversations, centered around the…


Black Women and the Burden of Strength: Book Review

I thought being a black man in America was difficult. This is certainly true,…


Pass The Mic: The Great Woke Debate

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou knew this one was coming… Tyler and…


Sparks, Marriage, and Christ

“The spark is still there.” This is what my wife said to me as we observed my…


4 Tips For Healthy Christian Dating

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


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.…


Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 2

In a recent post, I introduced a series titled “Why Racism Might Defeat…