Culture/Ethnicity

You’re Not Alone

Nearly 12 years ago, God opened my eyes to Reformed theology during a study through the book of John. As we began to look at Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus, the … Continue reading

Some Friendly Pastoral Thoughts for My Friends in the Arts

For some time now there’s been a significant debate raging with regard to Christians, the arts and cultural engagement. It seemed the Christian Hip Hop world might tear itself apart … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and Social Change (pt. 2)

This is the second part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and the Status Quo (pt. 1)

This is the first part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

My People, My People: A Response to Christian Genocide from the Inside-Out

“The murderers had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. . . His neck was cut, toes were broken and hands were slashed and burned.  His face was burned, … Continue reading

When Evil Is No Imposition, Suffering Is the Remedy

Three hours ago my wife and I put the kids to bed, grabbed our favorite throw, snuggled on the couch and clicked “play” on 12 Years a Slave. Three hours … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Queen Latifah: Black Female Sexual Identity in a World That Needs Jackie Hill

Straight up. I’m a Queen Latifah fan. I have been since her debut album “All Hail the Queen,” standing proudly donned in red, black and green as if to announce … Continue reading

Fatherless Daughters and Wayward Desires: Black Women As Portrayed by the Alluring and Maddening Olivia Pope

I know when Scandal is on television. I knew when it was on long before I had any interest in watching it. Receiving so many tweets about Scandal was peculiar … Continue reading

Beyond the Color Barrier: Q&A

In this 40 minute question and answer portion of “Beyond the Color Barrier” Derek Mondeau (InterVarsity) facilitates audience-driven questions to be answered by both Anthony Bradley and Soong-Chan Rah. This … Continue reading

The Man Who Saved America

Today we celebrate the birthday of a man who saved America: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was an undergraduate student the first time I heard Na’im Akbar say, “Dr. … Continue reading

Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slaveholder be Trusted by the Descendants of Slaves

In this talk, Thabiti Anyabwile answers the difficult question — should African-Americans in particular claim, regard highly, and trust the theology of a slave-holder? This question carries the freight of … Continue reading

The Actual Accomplishment of Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my previous blogs on racial reconciliation, I discussed the need for racial reconciliation and the provision for racial reconciliation. In post 1, I proposed that racism fundamentally exists … Continue reading