(I am thankful for the opportunity to have a guest post from Kevin Sweeney. He is a true follower of Jesus, intellect, theologian, and friend of marginalized people. I have been personally encouraged by his transparency as he discusses, exposes, and confronts white privilege and systemic racism as a white male himself. His honesty,Continue reading “Tribal Talk: Exorcism and White Supremacy (Guest Post By Kevin Sweeney)”
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Prophetic Priorities for the Poor and Democratic Duty Dichotomies: A Spin Off
One area for me that makes the discussion concerning Christian responsibility for the poor more of a complex one, is the reality that we do not live under Caesar and the Roman Empire, but rather in imperial America we have a democracy, which means we (everyone not just politicians) in some form take the placeContinue reading “Prophetic Priorities for the Poor and Democratic Duty Dichotomies: A Spin Off”
White Man’s Religion???
Did you know? During the 4th century A.D., that both the church father of the east and of the west were both African. Yes, that puts a ruffle in the Islamic claim that Christianity is “the White Man’s Religion”. In the east, there was Athanasius of Alexandria. It is noted, that some people even calledContinue reading “White Man’s Religion???”
I’m featured on the new site Jabberbox.tv
Go over to Jabberbox.tv and check out an article of mine that they posted today on black history month. It’s a new site committed to Real Talk on Faith, Life, and Culture. Also if you hurry you can enter their contest to win a free Kindle!!!
Negro History Week – Once You Go Black…
Do you know the origins of black history month? it actually started this day (February 7th) back in 1926. It was initiated by Carter G. Woodson who wanted to make a concerted effort to incorporate the accomplishments and history of African Americans in the larger American story. Unfortunately, the black experience was systematically ignored asContinue reading “Negro History Week – Once You Go Black…”
Black History: Focusing in on Bonhoeffer???
It could be seen as a bit strange to be focusing in on a white person during black history month, right? After all, the whole purpose of black history month is to finally learn about the experiences, culture, and heritage of black people in a culture that only values white history, culture, and literature. Nonetheless,Continue reading “Black History: Focusing in on Bonhoeffer???”
How will you participate in Black History Month?
While most months of the year our country is consumed in white history and culture, ignoring the contributions and culture of African Americans, February (yes the shortest month) is set aside for the purpose of learning and celebrating African American history and culture. For many this month is only Black History month in name, whileContinue reading “How will you participate in Black History Month?”
Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White
For the last few days, I away at Ecclesia’s National Gathering. Ecclesia is a missional network that specializes in coming around church planters and church leaders to relevantly minister to a rapidly changing culture. I had some great dialogue with many people while I was there and definitely left with a lot to think aboutContinue reading “Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White”
Messiah College Hosts Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 25th
Messiah College Centennial Celebrations: Keynote lecture Henry Louis Gates Jr. Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University Messiah College Humanities Symposium Lecture “Genetics and Genealogy” • February 25, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ph.D.,Continue reading “Messiah College Hosts Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 25th”
Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!
On February 4th, 1913, Rosa Parks was born. She is now famously thought of as the “mother of the civil rights movement” for courageously sitting down on that city bus, so that the African American community could finally take a stand. It was her faith and resilience that gave her the strength to make thatContinue reading “Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!”