Dr. Ben Carson got off to a stumbling start as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In front of a room …
February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America. On that day five years ago, Martin, a 17-year old African American was walking …
Don’t remain disengaged when Jehovah’s Witnesses show up at your door. They need to hear the gospel. Most of us don’t answer the door because we’re not scripturally literate enough to defend our position.
This is only a small story in the larger picture of the fight against racism, but it encourages us to display the grace of the gospel at all times, and to change the negative narratives of racial injustice and inequality that continue today.
There is something wrong with reducing black life down to comparative terms that perpetuate a narrative of white affluence and black victimization. These two opposing views have collided in the recent public framing of black life in America as downtrodden, destitute, and hopeless–and they speciously encourage double consciousness.
Is Christianity really a white man’s religion? What do we do with the biblical passages that seem to condone slavery? How can African-Americans faithfully practice Christian faith in good conscience?
Conviction is not just how well we can write our theological creed, but how well we live out a reflection of the Triune God in all areas of life. This is our call as the church today.
It has often been remarked that American history has undergone a vigorous “whitewashing,” whereby contributions of minorities (namely black people) have largely been overlooked or flat out disregarded.