To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 2

To Be GiftedBack in my college football days, I would often share my feelings…


To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 1

There was once a story told of a little boy who loved to stop and watch an…


Why Christians Should Care about the President's Words

Christians, of all people, should care about words. Our entire faith is…


To Shape A New World: William Seymour and Black Faith in the Drama of Civil Rights – Part 1

The year was 1963. Many Blacks in Birmingham, Alabama gathered together in the…


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African Americans, Christian Schools, and Ronald Reagan

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of dining with three good friends. We…


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Hardship-Birthed Hymns: What Can We Learn From the Negro Spiritual?

For there our captorsrequired of us songs,and our tormentors, mirth,…


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Revising the Victim Mentality

I am a person that seeks to understand different perspectives. I often place…


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Integrating Justice Into our Spiritual Disciplines

Humans are more than fact-accumulating machines. I think we all feel this in…


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Reflections on Suffering and the Sufficiency of Jesus’ Grace in 2018

The Christian life is filled with joy and pain, sunshine and rain. The life of…


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Putting Words In God’s Mouth

When we misinterpret scripture as prescriptive rather than descriptive, we can…


How to Talk to Your Kids about Race

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race

Does the responsibility of talking to your children about racial identity and…


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Savior, Not Lord

One of the most liberating truths in Christianity is that salvation comes from…


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Blessed and Highly Favored: Empty Slogan or Spiritual Reality?

If you spend enough time in Christian community, you will learn that there are…


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When God Is Your Hostage

This article first appeared on the author's personal blog site. Click here for…


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Keep Watch: Your Life & Doctrine Matter

Darkness is pervasive and wickedly resilient in today’s society and culture.…


Melanin Matters: POC On Mission

“God doesn’t speak my language.”How could someone think this to be true? And…


Missional. Black. Gentrifiers?

Straight out the gate, I’m asking you to allow me to dream a bit as I write.…


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Feature Photo Essay: Servitude

There are two narratives underlining the Servitude series. Servitude implies…


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I Too Am Tired: Race Convos in 2017

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


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…