The Scriptures that contain the stories of Israel, the Messiah Jesus, and the early church have long shaped how I viewed the world. It was the bible that affirmed black personhood in the face of an Alabama that did so much to stamp it out. It was Jesus who taught me to love the … Continue reading Longer Still (Post Election Reflections of a Black Man amongst the Evangelicals)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted –Jesus Christ One of the central tenants of the loosely organized movement labeled “black lives matter” is the idea that black lives are not as highly prized as others. It was never, at least in the Christian appropriation of the term, meant to negate the … Continue reading Mourning and the Kingdom: Paris, Beirut, Nigeria.