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 … Continue reading Black and Anglican: A Maundy Thursday Conversion Story
https://youtu.be/CNGnWDtxYzU This grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to … Continue reading Church Fights and The Hope of Worship at GAFCON 2018
I came home from a conference and my son met me at the door. He was upset because the kids at his school had laughed at him. I asked him what happened. He said that the teacher caught him scribbling on a sheet of paper and asked him what he was doing. He told her … Continue reading Esau McCaulley Sr., A Son’s Eulogy for His Father
****Editor's note: I gave this 30 minute talk in Buffalo, NY. at the Nickel City Forum. It is not meant to be the last word on the topic. Time precluded a more extensive discussion of all the issues surrounding race and the bible. Since we find ourselves in upstate New York, some seventy … Continue reading Does the Bible Support or Dismantle Racism?
A few years ago, there was a movie entitled concussion starring Will Smith. Very few people saw it mostly because the underlining plot was clear to all who had been paying attention. The film was about the impact of the NFL and football in general on the brain. The movie argued that the NFL … Continue reading Tell the Truth: Integrity and the Anglican Communion
(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 … Continue reading The Church as Witness and Protest: A Call to a Faithful Response to Charlottesville
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 … Continue reading Sit Down, Be Humble: On Speaking about “The Church”