When Moral Law Trumps a Hip Hop Hoax

The BBC reports on a major hoax pulled by Scottish rappers Gavin Bain and Billy…


Chapter 2: The Good Teacher

Editor’s Note: This is a short article for the purpose to generate conversation…


Gross

"Gross!" I remember when my son, Curran, became sick this year sometime around…


Tyler Perry, Bishop Jakes, and the Widow

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 48 hours, you’ve probably seen…


Blacks as Mascots of Progressivism

There are times when you have to imagine that black justice pioneers like…


Chapter 1: Don't Eat the Fruit

Editor's Note: This is a short article for the purpose to generate conversation…


What's the Good Life? A Book Discussion with Trillia Newbell

What exactly is the good life? Is it retirement, riches, relaxation, minimal…


Streetlights: A Bridge Between Urban Illiteracy and Biblical Fidelity

Most churches find teaching the Scriptures to be a daunting task in an…


Kendrick Lamar, Hip Hop, and the Truly Praiseworthy

Kendrick Lamar has single handedly challenged every rapper to get better! At…


Jay-Z’s New Magna Carta: Follow the Religion of Self

As a twenty-something year old African-American and native of Jay-Z’s hometown,…


Your Prosperity is Too Weak: Why the Preachers of LA and Prosperity Theology Miss It

Recently, The Gospel Coalition published an article written by Joe Carter…


At the Center of My Life: Talking with James Ward on Multicultural Worship Past, Present and Future

Since 2002, Jim Ward has been the Director of Music at New City Fellowship, a…


We Are Not Kanye

I recently read my brother Odd Thomas’ blog entitled, “We are a Kanye,” which…


Love and Interracial Marriage: 5 Principles for Engaging a Disapproving Family

Most of us agree that interracial relationships, though beautiful, can…


Taking Back the Black Church From Yvette Carnell

Last week, Huffington Post contributor Yvette Carnell published “Why Black…


Keep Calm and Pray for Lecrae: 3 Things Critics Should Remember

Earlier this week Hip Hop artist, Lecrae, visited the set of 106 and Park. As…


Who Represents the Black Church?

How do you respond when you are racially profiled?  Maybe this has never…


Gospel Music: An Open Letter

In 1978, Andrae Crouch released his project “Live In London”, his seventh album…


Dubai Muslim Christian Dialogues featuring Thabiti Anyabwili

Muslim Christian Dialogues held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates every two years.…