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The Christianity of Frederick Douglass

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

“I love the religion of our blessed Savior. …” (My Bondage and My Freedom) Frederick Douglass is a seminal figure of American history. His writing and oratory skill has etched his name into the annals of the all-time great communicators. While Douglass is arguably the most important black leader of 19th century American history due to [...]

Top Resources from the African American Faith Tradition

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Black history month is regarded by many as an ironic designation for the month of February. While the history of African Americans including their stories, accomplishments, and contributions are worthy of celebration, the existence of the month reminds us of the segregated historical accounts our societies operate under. When the American history timelines touted by academic [...]

Black History Month Spotlight: Frederick Douglass

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

"A Narrative of the Life, Bondage, and Freedom of Frederick Douglass" In Talbot County, Maryland was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey around the year 1818. His heritage would become one of the sticking points of his life for biographers, contemporaries, and Douglass himself. He knew his mother’s name was Harriet Bailey but was raised primarily by [...]

Bagged Lunch Series: Strangers in a Foreign Land: Immigration and the People of God

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

There is never a lack of news that either makes our day or makes our day worse. Whether good or bad, we tend to share news within our circle of friends which are likely to be people who look or think like us. While this is not inherently wrong it could be enabling our blind spots. [...]

White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations: Broadening the Conversation Beyond the Black-White Binary

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Jimmy Roh (PhD student, at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) There’s been a lot of discussion about the term “evangelical.” The discussion has centered on evangelicalism’s theological vision versus its cultural expressions. This has led many, especially people of color, to assume the white majority's culture normative in the evangelical movement. Most recently, Tim Keller weighed [...]

Bagged Lunch Series: White Evangelicalism: Myth or Reality?

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is never a lack of news that either makes our day or makes our day worse. Whether good or bad, we tend to share news within our circle of friends which are likely to be people who look or think like us. While this is not inherently wrong it could be enabling our blind spots. [...]

Bagged Lunch Series: A Time for Fellowship and Conversation Concerning Issues that often Divide Us

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

It is no secret that social media has revolutionized how we communicate over the past few years. While there are many advantages to recent technological advances, there is a downside to Facebook posts, tweets, and blogs. When communicating online, context and tone are often either missed or assumed. These missing elements open the door to minor [...]

We Cannot Truly Lock Arms Online: A Reflection on Election 2016

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

It has been a little over a week since I got “The News.” At approximately 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9th, NBC news reported that Donald J. Trump had garnered Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes which put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes to become the 45th President of the Unites States of America. I [...]

Gender and Gifting Reversed

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

I love to teach. I love to teach the Bible. When I teach the Bible, I love to drop anchors and dive down deep. I also love philosophy, theology, history, literature, and every book ever written about these topics no matter how thick or dry. I never feel more alive than I do when I walk [...]

More is Caught than Taught: The Tragic Death of Terence Crutcher

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Last night I received a text message from friend that said, “Just watched all of the Tulsa stuff praying for you.”  I was unaware of what happened, but my gut told me it had something to do with a black man and law enforcement. Unfortunately, I was right. When I saw the headline, “Tulsa Police Release [...]