Our guest today is no stranger to many of you! The Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley, PhD is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has also appeared in outlets such as Christianity Today, Washington Post, and of course, The Witness: BCC. He […]
Lord, we cry out in our breathlessness for you.
How long, O Lord, until we breathe again?
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.
Can the power of music heal the racial divide in America? Bishop Ezekiel Williams hopes so, which is why he set out to build the world’s most diverse gospel choir. Bishop Williams, pastor of Faith World Ministries in Norfolk, Virginia, sees music as a unifying force that can bridge divides and shape his predominantly Black […]
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 […]
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 […]
Psalm 34:20 hits different when you’re sitting in recovery after you’ve had major surgery to repair fractured bones. “He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” There I was lying in my mom’s spare bedroom. A room that had been previously occupied by my baby brother. It was littered with all of his […]
In the next few days, perhaps even weeks, you will hear many statements made and many messages spoken about the sovereignty of God in the face of the wild times we are in. Messages about unity and calm. Many will say, “no matter what, Jesus is in control and on the throne.” A very true […]
In the time leading up to the 2016 election, I noticed how a conservative Republican Party rallied around a man who did not reflect the principles that their party supposedly stood on. I would even go as far as to say that he was–and still is–the antithesis of the “Christian values” many Republicans claim to […]
The Witness Black Christian Collective is excited to announce that Ally Henny will assume the role of Vice President of the organization. Henny, who holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, is the first woman to be Vice President of the organization since its founding in 2012. Henny is one of the four […]
The Witness Black Christian Collective is excited to announce that Tyler Burns will assume the role of President of the Collective. Burns, a Florida-based pastor and co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast, has served as Vice President of the Collective since its launch in 2017. His appointment as president of the Collective is the beginning of […]
The Witness: A Black Christian Collective is expanding to form The Witness Incorporated as a launching pad for multiple new endeavors. The newly minted philanthropic division is The Witness Foundation, which fills the gap of equipping Black Christian leaders to make a greater social impact. Each will have direction under acclaimed writer and historian, Jemar […]
Two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author, Lecrae, joins the podcast today to talk about his very busy 2020. He released his album Restoration earlier this year and also recently released his second book: I Am Restored just last week, a story of chaos and hope. The artist “had inspired millions with his redemptive and […]