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I Believe You, Despite It Being Costly: When Racial Trauma Encounters Claims of Sexual Abuse

As I reflect on the past several days, and ultimately my life and ministry in regards to sex abuse claims; I am left with a few thoughts I have decided to share. I know several black men who were falsely charged w/ rape by white women, some who did jail time before the truth came […]

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When the Blind See: Dangers & Pitfalls for “Allies” in Reconciliation

How could a blind man save a drowning mute? The blind man can’t see the mutes arms flailing in the air seeking to grasps the wind to pull himself out of the water. The blind man can’t hear the mutes cries for help, because the mute has no voice in which he can use to […]

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When The Privileged Prohibit Protest

My son hurt himself yesterday. He slipped and fell and was in pain. There was no blood, there was no bruise, but his pain was obvious to everyone in the house. I picked him up, and he wrapped his arms around me. The pain the five-year-old bear felt was unbearable. This was evidenced by the […]

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“Othering” and the Gospel of Unity: A Commentary on Trump & American Culture

“You are not me, and I am not you.” This simple statement of truth is the fuel that ignites both the deepest friendships and most violent forms of segregation. At creation, Adam saw the differences between himself and his wife, and they led him to rejoice in her differences. The fall of the entire human […]

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America’s Racist Machine & The Fuel of White Supremacy

Just some quick thoughts…. Racism in America is a machine that has historically been fueled by white supremacy. Black people have never enslaved, publicly lynched, & oppressed/marginalized by racism through the legal system. To believe that the problem in our country is “Racism on both sides,” is to horribly misunderstand the problem and history of […]

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Black Voices: “We are here, but you won’t listen.”

I am a ghost. I am not a wraith, but I haunt America’s popular opinion. I am in your church, I am on your social media feed, and I am sitting in the cubicle next to you at work, holding back tears. Pastor, I see you surround yourself with men who simply reenforce your narrative, […]

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Black People Are Not Responsible for White Supremacy

I will never ever understand why people can’t condemn white supremacy as is, without having to give qualifiers regarding black people. No black person ran over an alt-white racist today. White supremacy kills. It murders, rapes, pillages, destroys, and damns. Yes, black people can be racist. But the image of racist hate over the past […]

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Looking Through The Eyes of Black History

    I woke up this morning to all the videos and images of the torch light white supremacy protest at UVA. I watched as a multitude of white supremacists marched with torches and chanted statements of white supremacy. It’s sad. I couldn’t help reflect on the past 2 years and all the pleas and […]

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Racialized Trauma and DWB (Driving While Black) [A Twitter Thread]

The Following is a series of tweets I sent out a  yesterday morning. The wife & I had a great date night a few nights ago. On the way home, really late at night, police lights came on behind us. [Thread] We were scared 4 a sec, then we realized they were pulling the car […]

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My Reflections on #SBC17

  This article is also featured on my Coram Deo Podcast. The audio is available for you below if you would like to listen to me read it, rather than read it yourself.   Context This past week has been very eventful for me. It was the annual Southern Baptist Convention, and I was attending […]

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