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Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 2

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Book Review: Christianity, Social Justice, & Japanese American Incarceration During World War 2

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Red and Blue & Black and White: Untangling Race, Religion and Politics in America

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Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

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Lessons from Jackson, Mississippi

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We Persevere - Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley

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Evangelicalism and White-Centered Discipleship Part 1

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Racism and Elitism in Higher Education

In order to do this [listen to the voices of the marginalized], there must be a…


Black Life, White Affluence, and Double Consciousness

During moments of racial tension, we rightly seek to address the underlying…


Sex is not Sexual Intimacy

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Convictional Compassion

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"Alternative Facts" in a Racialized Society

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The Lonely Path of Racial Reconciliation For Minorities

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Hidden Figures Revealed: Movie Review

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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Rejected Protestant Liberalism

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We Persevere - January 2017

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