(Here is the first part of a piece I wrote for Biblical Seminary’s Blog. You can click over to read the post in its entirety). Everybody loves Martin Luther King Jr., or at least they love the idea they have of him. There is nothing provocative about naming him as one of your favorite AmericanContinue reading “Your Image of Dr. Martin Luther King is Likely Wrong”
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Never Lose Sight: Putting One Foot In Front of the Next
It literally pains me when I hear people take cheap shots at poor black people. Recently, I had a conversation in which someone did just that. The most troubling part is that 9 out 10 times when I have such encounters, the person offering such a diatribe is a white, middle class, person that lives,Continue reading “Never Lose Sight: Putting One Foot In Front of the Next”
The Didache: Anabaptism & Black Theology?
Most people know that I have been shaped deeply by two Christian traditions and allow those streams to intersect (harmoniously at times, while other times with a bit of tension) in a dialogically manner. Those traditions are Anabaptism and Black Church theology. The reason for this engagement mostly comes from the reality that those twoContinue reading “The Didache: Anabaptism & Black Theology?”
Book Review: Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking
I had the pleasure of reading Bonhoeffer The Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking, by Mark Nation, Anthony Siegrist, and Daniel Umbel. In this work, the authors have one primary and focused goal, that is to challenge the language used and assumptions held by many surrounding Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s legacy, specifically as itContinue reading “Book Review: Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking”