The Role of Law, Science, and Religion in Both Perpetuating and Overturning Racism

Every day, it seems, I bear witness to the reality that rights to humanity are not afforded to everyone in this country. Every day as I face the world, I see life being snatched away from men, women, and children simply because they are black. This fate is no respecter of persons in that it does …

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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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Have Mercy: A Prayer for Justice and Reconciliation

Have mercy on those who are suffering, have mercy on the persecuted, oppressed and marginalized. Have mercy on those who are targeted because of the color of their skin; have mercy on those who are profiled because of who they decide to pray to, disregarded because of who they love. Have mercy on those whose hopes …

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ReDEFINING Strength: It’s Okay to Grieve

This article is the second piece in the ReDEFINING Blog Series. ReDEFINING aims to dismantle the dominant, destructive, and inaccurate perceptions of people by crafting a new narrative for ourselves and defining who we are and who we want to be. For more information about the series and how you can participate >  Guest post: Irna Landrum …

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Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Give Us Our Daily Bread (Part 5)

Over the next several weeks, I will be exploring the Lord’s Prayer as a model for forming a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I will be proposing that Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6 show believers how to pray and also how we should reorient our lives and relationships with one another in light of …

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Help Needed! Looking for a Few Reviews

Last month, I released my second book - Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice. This book was a long time coming, and reflects my growing understanding of the intersection of faith and justice over the last several years. It includes popular essays from this blog like Returning to the Hood, Make Disciples of …

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Book Release – Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice

Without further ado Book Release – Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice  Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice is a collection of essays discussing the intersection of traditional ideas of the Christian faith with the biblical mandate to do justice. This collection invites believers to expand their analysis on the marginalized …

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