In the Middle: A View of African and Caribbean American Life

I feel as though I’ve been living in the middle for my entire life: the…


motherhood

Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

I have two daughters.My youngest was born on Inauguration Day 2017. She’s…


women

Do We Really Value Women?: The Church and a Call for Gender Reconciliation

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October, and for once, I’m almost at a…


I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race.

Note: This article originally appeared on Vox.comI almost swerved off the…


porn

The Porn Talk: 5 Questions for Spouses

Our church recently offered a course on marriage. There were sessions on…


Dignity in Community

I serve as senior pastor and a major part of my call and passion is to care for…


feminism

A Place For Righteous Feminism

 Although I consider myself to be an independent, assertive woman, I’ll admit I…


Fast Food is Dangerous for Singles

There is a constant danger within the church to take book-sized concepts and…


The Downside of Integration for Black Christians

In the days of Jim Crow law and custom mandated racial segregation, physical…


white supremacy

Reject Overt and COVERT White Supremacy

Overt expressions of White Supremacy engulfed Charlottesville this past…


"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…