Category: Christian Living

Theology Christian Living Identity History

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

Moses Y. Lee

Anne Blankenship, assistant professor of religious studies at North Dakota State University, tells the story of how Japanese American Christians wrestled with their faith, theodicy, and betrayal when they were forced into internment camps during World War II and abandoned by their White Christian neighbors. This is a story of suffering and uncertainty with significant ramifications […]

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Theology Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity History

Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

Jarvis Williams

Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith, carefully documented how white Christians and black Christians generally have different perspectives of race and racism in America.[1] This classic book on race and religion also shows how the evangelical movement in America is a racialized movement that cannot be separated from white […]

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Women Christian Living History

We Persevere – Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley


Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – 1784), widely known for her poetry, and as thee first African American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, abolitionist, and missionary. Her journey to these shores was cruel and traumatic. In 1721, slave trader Playten Onely requested the Royal African Company […]

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Theology Current Events Christian Living Identity

Evangelicalism and White-Centered Discipleship Part 1

Ameen Hudson

White-centeredness highlights the actions of the majority culture as normal, authoritative, and foolproof. White supremacy, on the other hand, can be defined as the belief that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial groups, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society. Lately there has been much conversation, and […]

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Theology Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity

The Lonely Path of Racial Reconciliation For Minorities

Jarvis Williams

Racial reconciliation can be a lonely path for the black and brown (and especially Reformed) Christian. This piece highlights a few reasons why. American Evangelical Movement Predominately White Black and brown evangelical Christians are the minority in the American evangelical movement. In fact, white privilege and racism are closely connected with the historical origins of […]

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Politics Christian Living Current Events The Witness

“Show up. Dive in. Stay at it.”–Reflections on President Obama’s Farewell Speech

Jemar Tisby

NOTE: The following is not an endorsement of all of President Obama’s policies nor an endorsement of the Democratic party. The intention is to reflect on the content of a single speech as it impacted a single writer. On January 10, 2017, President Obama delivered his formal farewell speech to end his eight year term. The […]

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