Interviewed by J.R. Briggs

I had the privilige of being interviewed by J.R. Briggs (author, blogger, and pastor) on the subject of race. He is a good dude and it has been a pleasure connecting with him recently. He asked me lively and curious questions that delve into theological, ecclesiological, and sociological arenas.  I invite my readers to jumpContinue reading “Interviewed by J.R. Briggs”

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”

Michael Eric Dyson: A Special Message to Young Black Men

Given the troublesome black on black violence that has spiked in Chicago, and the overall black on black violent trends throughout America’s cities, Dyson has a word of encouragement.  What does this mean to you?  Freestyle with me…

Racialized Society

Here is a quote from the book Divided By Faith by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith. ‘The racialized society is one in which intermarriage rates are low, residential separation and socioeconomic inequality are the norm, our definitions of personal identity and our choices of intimate associations reveal racial distinctiveness, and where “we are never unawareContinue reading “Racialized Society”

Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?

  Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back. I am really excited after finding an old copy of Tom Skinner’s book “If Christ is the Answer, What are the Questions?” on Amazon.  Skinner has always been a hero of mine, and was also a family friend. While he is no longerContinue reading “Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?”

Is race a factor in Health Care reform?

Race seems to always be a touchy subject on my blog. This is due partly because there is a wide variety of perspectives, ideologies, and theologies coming together to dialogue, which I think is a good thing.  Rather than avoiding it, I think continual dialogue is needed.  So I thought this video of Tim wiseContinue reading “Is race a factor in Health Care reform?”