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Divorcing (White) Evangelicalism, Remarrying My Wife — Part 2

Read Part 1 Here! I write and share these words because I know there are others…


wife

Divorcing White Evangelicalism, Remarrying My Wife — Part 1

My wife and I were on the edge. The last time I wrote about our relationship…


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…


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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. Exegesis Both Candice Benbow and Dr.…


Black Christian Love for Asian American Image-Bearers

The global Coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best of many image-bearers.…


My Name is My Name

“My name is my name!” -Marlo Stanfield, The Wire I Am.. My name was something I…


What Did God Really Say? Reflections on Candice Benbow & Dr. Howard John Wesley — Part 1

My first impression of Christianity was that the God it spoke of said “white is…


Black Lives and White Sight: Reading Invisible Man in This Age of Black Death - Part 2

Read Part 1 here!   White Sight and Black Lives Ellison’s image of the…


Black Lives and White Sight: Reading Invisible Man in This Age of Black Death - Part 1

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will…


“Not My Jesus” with Pastor John Faison

This is a big one, y’all! Jemar and Tyler had the privilege of recording this…


White People Want Something From Black People They've Never Given to Us: Mercy

The issue of ending racism is much more complex than simply hugging a police…


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Resisting the Spectacle and Restoring Life

On May 6, 2020, public theologian Ekemini Uwan tweeted: “No, I will not watch…