More Undignified Than This: The Legacy of Rance Allen

With COVID-19, this election, voter suppression, racism, brutality, and natural…


I See You

In reading Dante Stewart’s piece about the powerful stories of young Black…


black women

Faith & Work: Corporate Discipleship for the “Onlys”

You accept the job to work for an organization. As you began to get settled in,…


church

There Has To Be A Promised Land: Why Black Christians Should Leave White Evangelicalism

“Don’t worry about the fighting, worry more when the fighting stops.” -…


I Thirst: An Open Letter to Black Americans

“I can’t breathe...I can’t breathe”Those were his last words and the world saw…


race

I Too Am Tired: Race Convos in 2020

It is a weary thing, this racial conciliation monster. If you do not take care,…


PTM: “After Whiteness” with Dr. Willie Jennings

Today’s episode is fire. Tyler Burns has the honor of interviewing powerhouse…


The Early African Framers of the Christian Faith

Selected Important Works of Early African Christian Literature in the First 600…


I Used To Know Her…

“A Black man I go to church with voted for him too.” And just like that, I knew…


progress

Are We Really Making Progress?

Recently, the Barna Research Group released a study about “How the summer of…


PTSD & Black Lives Matter (4 Years Later)

Four years ago, before RAAN became The Witness, before the Cubs won the World…


black children

Raising Black Children in a Racist Society

Racism is a major burden that weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of many…


lecrae

Why Lecrae's "Restoration" Should Still Be On Repeat

What a journey Lecrae has been on!Lecrae’s debut studio album "Real Talk" was…


Southern Baptist Church

PTM: Leaving the SBC with Pastor John Onwuchekwa

On July 3, 2020, Pastor John Onwuchekwa surprised many by telling his followers…


Gospel-Salted Speech in A Sin-Salty Age

Speech is powerful. I still remember when my beautiful baby boy uttered the…


Black Joy and Co-Crucifixion with Christ

“Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud” (1969) was an anthem of Black joy as we…


Why I Left the Black Church 18 Years Ago & Why Returning Was Imperative

Two years ago, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo declared 2019 the “Year of…


What Did God Really Say? Reflections on Candice Benbow & Dr. Howard John Wesley — Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 here!Paul vs Jesus?Another case Benbow makes is that…


misogyny

Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau’s Death and Misogyny in the Black Community

“Almost everything that’s ever gone wrong in my life I can trace back to a…


What Did God Really Say? Reflections on Candice Benbow & Dr. Howard John Wesley — Part 2

Read Part 1 here! Experience vs. ExegesisBoth Candice Benbow and Dr.…