A Granddaughter’s Joy

I wish I had taken the chance to learn more about my parents' parents. In many…


God of the Desert: A Lenten Prayer

God of the Desert,We are grateful that You are a God who does not lead us…


Oh, To Be Free

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”…


The Myth of Black History Month

One day, I came home from elementary school excited to tell my parents what I…


Yet I Still Hope: A Lenten Reflection

I have been a Christian for most of my 35 years, but 2020 was the first time…


Lift Ev’ry Voice: Encountering Hope in Our National Anthem

Widely known as the African American National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and…


Trump's acquittal requires retaining a sense of righteous anger

We knew that this would happen. It was unlikely that 17 Republican Senators…


The Vantage Points of Our Self-Image: Reclaiming the Narrative

2021. The year of reclamation.Like many others, I have encountered more…


2021 Black History Month Recommendations

Editor's Note: Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration:…


PTM: Leave Loud--It’s time to go, family

Welp...Black History Month is wildin once again...As much as we try to stay…


PTM: Permission to Be Black with A.D. Thomason

As we begin Black History Month, we are releasing a special interview about…


In Loving Memory of Our Icons Who Loved Us So Well

Whenever someone significant to the Black community passes away, my whole…


No More Black History Bulletin Boards

Black History Month is a too often missed opportunity for religious formation.…


Why haven't you left yet?

Dear Black Christian in a predominantly white or “multiethnic” church, ……


Vindicate me, O Lord: A Prayer of Lament

"Do you trust me enough to let me vindicate you?" Did you vindicate my…


Torn Between Representation and Justice

Over the past four years, many of us saw the worst side of those we thought we…


When white Christians tell on themselves

Like many of you, what happened on January 6, 2021, came as no surprise to me.…


Free Speech: It means different things in Black and white

This post originally appeared on Joel's personal blog and appears here with a…


The Past is Precedence

If your inbox looked anything like mine in 2020, almost every email you…


There Is No Christian Political Party: A Conversation With Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby and I are sitting in an apartment near Central Park on the Upper…