God of the Desert: A Lenten Prayer

God of the Desert,We are grateful that You are a God who does not lead us…


Yet I Still Hope: A Lenten Reflection

I have been a Christian for most of my 35 years, but 2020 was the first time…


God of the Dust: An Ash Wednesday Prayer

God of the Dust, We praise you for being a Maker who is capable of…


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The Gift of...(Part 1)

“Bells will be ringing the glad, glad news/ Oh, what a Christmas to have…


I See You

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


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Faith & Work: Corporate Discipleship for the “Onlys”

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


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…


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I Too Am Tired: Race Convos in 2020

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


I Used To Know Her…

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


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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.…