February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America. Seven years ago, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American was walking back from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and iced tea. Moments later, he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watchman. The circumstances of Martin’s killing polarized the nation […]
In this open letter, RAAN contributor Mike Higgins gives details of the night he and his daughter were arrested during demonstrations for the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death.
He highlights the reasons why justice isn’t blind, and calls us into personal action.
Sunday August 9, 2015 marks one year since white former police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. This shooting resulted in weeks of organized, disorganized, and sometimes violent protests, while also igniting a much needed dialogue about race and race relations in the U.S. Since Brown’s death, numerous […]
A new report by the Department of Justice shows systematic discrimination toward African Americans by the majority white police department. But will Christians constructively converse about racism in its systematic forms?
Right doctrine should lead to right action. But the Church in America has more work to do when it comes to working toward social change at local and national level.
Jemar and Phillip are joined with Dr Alan Noble of Oklahoma Baptist University and ChristAndPopCulture.com to discuss differing views on the events in Ferguson MO and in particular, Dr Voddie Baucham’s controversial article “Thoughts On Ferguson” featured on TGC. Note: Be sure to support the creation of this podcast by visiting www.patreon.com/podastery today! Subscribe – […]
New Testament professor, Jarvis Williams, applies ideas of tough-mindedness and tender-heartedness from one of MLK’s sermons to the situation in Ferguson and African Americans today.
Note: This post originally appeared in Thistle, the online blog of Covenant Theological Seminary. The recent situation in Ferguson has brought out a lot of emotions and actions that seem to have taken most of the United States by surprise. However, I believe that most black people in the country would say that there are […]
Jemar is joined by Tyler Burns & Michelle Higgins to discuss the events in Ferguson surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, race relations in America, and the role of the church in the midst of injustice. Note: Episode recorded live via Google Hangout on Aug 19, 2014. At that time we experienced a few delays […]
I’m so glad Justin Taylor posted his piece, “America in Black and White: Why Do So Many of Us Respond to Ferguson So Differently?” And I’m glad he quoted Pastor Bob Bixby so extensively in it. This is one of those rare blog posts that truly helps the reader make sense of a complex situation and […]
Who was Mike Brown? Was he an upstanding young man with a promising future on his way to college? Or was he a criminal who disregarded authority and robbed a liquor store on the very night he was killed? The answer to both of those questions is “yes”. Mike Brown: Kid Next Door or Criminal? […]