Reformed pastor and author, Doug Wilson, wrote a controversial book called Black and Tan. One of Wilson’s major points in the book is that slavery as practiced in the U.S. was not abolished according to biblical standards. As a result, we continue to experience the ongoing effects of that sin. Wilson states, “That our nation did […]
Category: Christian Living
by Phillip Holmes, Co-Founder Yesterday the New York Times released an article in The Opinions Pages entitled “The Good, Racist People” by Ta-Nehisi Coates that I thought was insightful and telling. Here is the opening paragraph: Last month the actor Forest Whitaker was stopped in a Manhattan delicatessen by an employee. Whitaker is one of […]
By Trillia Newbell My editors are constantly encouraging me to develop a catchy introduction that captures readers’ attention to encourage further reading. When I was thinking about writing about why writing on race and ethnicity can be difficult I literally thought I’d just skip the introduction and get to the facts. Why? Because writing about […]
by Jemar Tisby, Co-Founder The tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this past week reminds us of our helplessness. We wonder what we could possibly do to comfort those most severely affected by this incomprehensible trauma. What words, what gestures could bring light to the darkness? I wonder what I would do to serve the afflicted. […]
by Scott Moore, Main Contributor When we look into the eyes of other individuals, we are supposed to see fellow image bearers. Like us, they are created in the image of God, with knowledge, righteousness, and holiness. We are supposed to see people with intrinsic dignity, liberty, and worth sown into the very fabric of […]
By Trillia Newbell, Main Contributor I remember when I first heard Barack Obama had won the presidency of the United States. I was thrilled. The first Black President of the United States. I thought about how proud my father would have been if he were alive. I thought about the men and women who fought […]
Trillia Newbell–RAAN Regular Contributor–talks with David Murray about her conversion to Christianity, her experience with four miscarriages, and the presidential voting dilemma for African Americans. Listen to the podcast here.