Culture/Ethnicity

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Remembering James Baldwin

When the Church adopts prophetic stances in response to injustice, we give society a small glimpse into the heart of God.

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The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation: Book Review

The world seems to be very good at diagnosing problems, but often gives solutions that do not work. Christians have the message that is powerful enough to change hearts. So why is it that nonbelievers are at least willing to talk about racism, but many churches like to sweep it under the rug?

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How Black Is the Bible?

Imagine that we are members of a local church having a cookout, and the honored guests are Black characters from the Bible. I’d dare say that many of us would be surprised by who shows up.

Dreams, Forgetters and Hope Today

Dreams have to be dreamed over and over again if they are going to survive the monotony of our lives and pull us higher. Are we forgetting Dr. King’s Dream?

Understanding Race & Reconciliation in the USA

Thabiti Anyabwile, Dwayne Bond, Brandon Washington, Léonce Crump, Dr. Eric Mason, and Matt Chandler discuss race and reconciliation—looking at cultural events through theological and historical lenses.

A Christmas Homily: He Had the Birthday, We Got the Gift (Rom. 6:23)

Beloved, there are only two ways to live this Christmas: You either live by what you deserve from God or you live in the free gift of God in Christ Jesus.

A Theology for the Black Lives Matter Generation: Economic Justice and the Kingdom of God

The Ferguson Declaration is not a perfect document. What document is? But it does attempt to do something vital for the Christian Church—call us back to a marriage of Christian faith or doctrine with Christian ethics or duty.

Racial Reconciliation

Our Father cares deeply about racial diversity and unity, and as His sons and daughters, we should care deeply, too.

A Theology for the Black Lives Matter Generation: Societal Restoration

How should Christians consider social justice and restoration given the second-coming of Christ, when all things will be rectified? C’mon up and chop with Thabiti as he parses out this next installment in The Ferguson Declaration.

A Theology for the Black Lives Matter Generation: Truth-Telling

In light of the sins of our country and many churches, how should we speak the truth? Thabiti Anyabwile interacts with The Ferguson Declaration’s suggestions.

A Theology for the Black Lives Matter Generation: Reconciliation

The last two years have been marked by tension, violence, protest, mistrust and strife. What does reconciliation look like and what is the church’s role in it?

A Theology for the Black Lives Matter Generation: Man

We considered The Ferguson Declaration’s paragraphs on the doctrine of God. Now we turn our attention to the doctrine of man.