Black and Anglican: A Maundy Thursday Conversion Story

The question that follows me as I move through the world as an African American Anglican priest, who identifies deeply with Black culture, is how did such an anomaly occur?  How did I move from the Black Baptist tradition of my childhood to a form of ancient Christianity as mediated initially through the Church of … More Black and Anglican: A Maundy Thursday Conversion Story

The Church as Witness and Protest: A Call to a Faithful Response to Charlottesville

(Editor’s note: This was a sermon based on Romans 12:1–9.) Alabama In middle school during black history month we would watch these videos called Eyes On the Prize and  make posters lauding black achievement.  There were posters about George Washington Carver and his varied uses of the peanut.  Alongside Carver, one might find Harriet Tubman … More The Church as Witness and Protest: A Call to a Faithful Response to Charlottesville

Sit Down, Be Humble: On Speaking about “The Church”

  When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15) There is a cottage industry that exists online and in print that offers … More Sit Down, Be Humble: On Speaking about “The Church”