Rejecting Anti-Black Theology, Embracing the Kingdom of God

Almost daily, our T.V. screens and Twitter feeds are filled with the latest report of police violence and attack on black life. Though every incident is more heart-wrenching than the last - enough is enough -  the ongoing attacks should come to no surprise to us. While, in many ways, this nation has progressed beyond …

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Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead

Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts of women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, thought leaders like W.E.B Du Bois, movement shakers like Martin Luther King Jr., and voting rights activists like Fannie Lou …

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Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Forgive Us as We Forgive (Part 6)

Over the last few weeks, (with the exception of last week because, um, Ferguson) I have been discussing how the Lord's Prayer can be a model to form a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I have proposed that Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6 are not only meant to show believers how to pray but how we should …

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When Blacks Become Trending Hashtags

By some measures, every 28 hours, a black man is killed in America. This statistic rang true as I turned on my computer Saturday evening, scrolled through my Twitter feed, and saw#Ferguson, #MikeBrown, and other references to a police shooting where an unarmed teenager was killed in suburban St. Louis. I opened another browser window …

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