Women in Church History: Octavia Albert 'Bleeds Bible'

I’m the mother of two pink loving girls--gifts I wouldn’t trade for the world.…


Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 2

In a recent post, I introduced a series titled “Why Racism Might Defeat…


Get Out Movie Review

From the moment I watched the preview of Get Out movie, I knew it would either…


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

Anne Blankenship, assistant professor of religious studies at North Dakota…


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

They say you should never talk about race, religion, or politics in polite…


Why Racism Might Defeat American Evangelicalism: Part 1

Divided By Faith (2001), the famous book written by Emerson and Smith,…


Black Religious Okie Doke – Myth #5: Jesus as Copycat God

Nobody likes a copycat. Whether it’s at school, sitting for an exam or seeing…


Evangelicalism and White-Centered Discipleship Part 1

White-centeredness highlights the actions of the majority culture as normal,…


Black Religious Okie Doke - Myth #4: Nicaea and the Great Deception

This article and series was first published on John C. Richards' personal blog.…


Pass The Mic: Is The Black Church Dead

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJemar and Tyler ask (and answer) the…


The Message of Jesus vs. Political-Bourgeois American Christianity

If the Gospel of Jesus Christ is Good News for all, this means it is Good News…


Open Letter to LifeWay

Dear LifeWay -By now, you've discovered that many of us are disappointed with…


Christians in Church History: Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley was many things in her lifetime--a slave, a mother, a…


Martin Luther King Jr. and Convictional Compassion

It’s April 16, 1963. He’s sitting in the poor conditions of a Birmingham jail…


On Black History: From Platitudes to Participation

My wife and I recently watched the movie, Hidden Figures. We thoroughly enjoyed…


The Day Yahweh Was Baptized

One of the puzzling things about the synoptic gospels is the baptism of Jesus.…


"Alternative Facts" in a Racialized Society

President Trump suggests his presidential inauguration was attended by and…


The Lonely Path of Racial Reconciliation For Minorities

Racial reconciliation can be a lonely path for the black and brown (and…


Reflections on Justification by Faith in this New Presidential Year

A new year brings new expectations, challenges, hopes, and dreams. This…


Tone Deaf: Addressing Kim Burrell’s Comments on Homosexuality

Whether or not you agree with Kim Burrell’s comments on homosexuality, they…