Theology The Church Current Events Justice

Southern Baptist seminary presidents reaffirm their commitment to whiteness

Jemar Tisby

Southern Baptist leaders have chosen to prop up whiteness.
It is ironic that in their statement, these Southern Baptist seminary presidents claim they are “standing against the tide of theological compromise.”

There is no form of theological compromise that is more American than vigorously opposing those who advocate for racial justice while remaining silent about the racism and whiteness running rampant in the church.

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Pass the Mic Music Film & Theater The Arts

PTM: Voices of Fire with Ally Henny and Patrick Riddick

The Witness

We have a special episode for y’all today! Netflix just recently released a Black Gospel choir special called “Voices of Fire” executive produced by Grammy-winning recording artist Pharrell Williams.  Pharrell’s uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams along with a host of Gospel Music legends set out on a 6-part journey to build the world’s most inspiring Gospel […]

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The Church Music Current Events The Arts Culture

More Undignified Than This: The Legacy of Rance Allen

Katina Stone-Butler

With COVID-19, this election, voter suppression, racism, brutality, and natural disasters, 2020 has been brutal. Adding to our trauma is the collective grief of losing many of our notable figures. On Saturday, October 31, Gospel music legend Rance Allen was added to that number. It’s important that his death not be lost in the sea […]

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Politics Current Events

The Biggest Threat to Christianity in the US

Jemar Tisby

Preliminary demographic data about the 2020 electorate has started rolling in. The Associated Press published the VoteCast survey that revealed some disappointing, if not altogether surprising, information: 81%…again. Four years ago eighty-one percent of voters who identified as white and evangelical threw their support behind Donald. J. Trump. Now, in a reprise of 2016 presidential election, white […]

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Announcement

The Witness Foundation names new Executive Director

The Witness

We are happy to announce that Shannon Polk will assume the role of Executive Director of The Witness Foundation. Polk, who will be the Foundation’s first Executive Director, brings significant fundraising and organizational leadership expertise to The Witness Foundation. Shannon will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of The Witness Foundation’s Fellowship program, […]

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