Join me September 2nd for a Who Will Be A Witness streaming launch event hosted by the famous Midtown Scholar Bookstore. You must register to get access. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uV06tHpxSi-H0tFpQ6_q0w The book is available for pre-order through Midtown Scholar Bookstore and wherever books are sold.
A documentary series featuring me and others discussing what we mean when we describe racism as a system.
Hey Friends, I’m one month away from the release of my next book, Who Will Be A Witness?: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. I am especially excited to see this book released since it is so timely for our moment and is designed to strengthen the church’s public witness in doing justiceContinue reading “Who Will Be A Witness? Launch Team”
I keep seeing many white people posting things like “more white people have been killed by police than black people”. In saying so, they seem to assume that they have magically dismantled the whole reason why #BlackLivesMatter exists. Of course it does no such thing. While that simple fact is true, clearly people are not taking any time to think about basic demographic proportions in the United States when making their statements.
(Full text available at Christian Century where it was originally posted). Having an opportunity to peak into the life of the early Church is always intriguing. Doing so is not for the purpose of discovering some pristine perfect community, which never existed, but it is helpful when considering the historical domestications of Church teachings aroundContinue reading “An Early Church theologian that Can Help Us Subvert White Supremacy!: The Epistle to Diognetus and an ancient call to imitate God”
Black-on-Black Violence: Pastor Voddie Baucham’s Assault on Black People By Austin Channing Brown, Christena Cleveland, Drew Hart and Efrem Smith So God created human beings in his own image. Genesis 1:27 As black evangelical leaders, we believe it is important to respond to The Gospel Coalition’s publishing of Pastor Voddie Baucham’s Thoughts on Ferguson,Continue reading “Black-on-Black Violence: Pastor Voddie Baucham’s Assault on Black People”
Brothers and Sisters, the time for justice and truth to break loose in our society has always been right now. We cannot afford to merely remember the courageous actions and words of our heroes of the past like Martin Luther King Jr. and Ida B. Wells, we must embody the spirit of that struggle ofContinue reading “The time for justice is now: November 12, 2014 at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. at 12:30 p.m”
I woke up in the morning to some interesting dialogue on Twitter. Apparently Scott Mcknight has a new book, which I have not read, and it is getting some attention for his polemics around “skinny jeans” and “pleated pants” Christians’ understanding of the kingdom of God. It is not those categories that was controversial, butContinue reading “Christian Century Post: The Church and the Kingdom of God”
“for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest, possible difference—so wide that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.” (Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass) It seems like everywhere youContinue reading “(Fixed Link) New Christian Century Post : Navigating the waters of post-Christendom visions”
We are endlessly being misdirected in search of the crude “hate crime”. After centuries of racial oppression and violence, our society eventually became uncomfortable with the overtness of the racism of the past. Slavery is taken for granted as a horrific thing, something that couldn’t be assumed a few generations ago. For mainstream America, toContinue reading “New Christian Century Post: Hate Crime”