Surprise: ‘Segregation’ Does Not Undermine African American Well-Being

Every now and then I run across a series of studies that makes me wonder if…


3 Reasons You Should Reject the Prosperity Gospel

Many preachers of Los Angeles, New York, and every city in between are…


May the Real Racist Stand Up: Impartiality and Gospel Equity

The SituationI recently found myself providing a particular service to a group…


The Hope of Heaven in the Mess of Life

In one of my favorite scenes in The Return of the King, Gandalf and Pippin are…


The University of Alabama and the Tide of Racial Integration

The University of Alabama usually makes national headlines for winning football…


Come See That the Church is Already Diverse Racially, Culturally, and Ethnically

American Christians have a tendency to see their own denomination, local…


A Conflict of Christian Visions: Gen. 1-2 vs. Gen. 3 Christianity

There are two prominent schools of thought within conservative Protestant…


H.B. Charles Jr. says "Armor Bearer is NOT a Biblical Church Office!"

Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. challenges the "office" of Armor Bearer in a recent…


Black to School: Reflections on My Time at a Christian University

Editor's Note: This is an unofficial addition to a much needed conversation…


Chase for Glory

Smoke & MirrorsAs an avid sports fan, I tend to keep current with the…


Seedtime and Horror

For the past decade or so, there has been a philosophical principle…


Broken Glasses

Today, my daughter Amber broke her glasses.It was not something she had…


Awakened: From Fantasy to Reality

My father once shared a quote with me: “Some start early and finish late, and…


Re-Building Babel: The Danger of Seeking Racial Justice without Seeking God

The opening plenary session of the November 2012 Facing Race conference reveals…


Prosperity Gospel: Christian Hedonism Gone Wild

The Prosperity CallLet me give you some backstory. I grew up in Detroit,…


How Do Racists Become Racist?

I recently read an article by Dr. Boyce Watkins entitled "Dr. Boyce: Paula Deen…


What Muted and Sidelined the Presbyterian Voice in Religion and Society?

by Dr. Anthony BradleyI’m returning to a question I asked last summer but with…


At the Center of My Life: Talking with James Ward on Multicultural Worship Past, Present and Future

Since 2002, Jim Ward has been the Director of Music at New City Fellowship, a…


What Does it Mean to Be Made in the Image of God in Relation to Community?

All of Us, Not Just You and MeDr. Anthony Bradley tackles:What does it mean…


Confessions of a Black Seminarian

Seven years ago I walked onto the campus at Fuller Theological Seminary…