Racial Indifference and The Offense of Capitalizing On Black Pre-Born Death

Can I be dangerously honest for a moment? Can I speak as a pro-lifer to other pro-lifers? I’m confident that one of the most ethnically offensive things most minorities hear from the majority culture is related to the pro-life movement which I am a part of. It is when white people, typically Republicans, try to […]

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Depression, Joy, and the Hope of God (Series)

Depression, Joy, and the Hope of God – Part 1 Join me today in the first of several episodes dealing with severe depression. In today’s episode, I take a look at the life of Elijah and how the Lord spoke to him in the midst of his severe depression in which he longed to die.   […]

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The Dangers of Demanding A Pace

We all have ambitions. Dreams, desires, and goals that we are marching towards in this life. Some, due to circumstances may have to walk towards these goals. Some, will have the opportunity to run after them. We often place our eyes on the prize which is the fulfillment of our desires and goals. We often […]

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A Kingdom Has Been Inaugurated

Today’s Inauguration represents much more than a president-elect taking vows to become the next president. Today marks the Inauguration of a new America. For many people of color, America first shined with greatness the day a man of color took the same oath 8 years ago. That moment, for many, represented a decisive change in […]

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Black and Enchained: Unity and The Chains of Evangelical Republicanism

I am often told by those who belong to the majority culture, that it is ethnic idolatry to consider myself an African-American Christian rather than just a Christian. Supposedly, the gospel eradicates or is at least supposed to render ethnic identity inconsequential. I often wonder whether or not this same principle or rule applies to […]

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The Power to Love

I felt like I lost my power to love last year. If love was a bank, my account felt like it became overdraft on November 9th. Betrayal, slander, misrepresentation, Christian indifference, white supremacy, racism, bigotry, condescension, belittlement, ungracious accusations, and people judging my motives wiped my love account clean, or so it seemed. To be […]

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Counting The Cost: Engaging The Church in Ethnic Reconciliation.

I hate controversy. I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say I would rather be incapacitated with a month long flu than to enter into a controversy. This may be an over-exaggeration in the general sense, but when it comes to the controversies surrounding ethnic unity, I promise you its true. I will never […]

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Ethnic Reconciliation and the Gift of Divine Love

Pursuing ethnic reconciliation is a hard thing. It is often discouraging and at times even seems hopeless. The truth is, I have no hope in human love accomplishing the work of bridge building or reconciliation. We lack the power of the love to accomplish such a task. The infection of racism and the virus of […]

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Racism, America’s Open Wound

The American church (and society) has yet to have a real and honest discussion concerning racism. For one group, there is a tremendous amount of pain. For the other group, there is a tremendous amount of shame and embarrassment. If the American church (and society) doesn’t have a real and honest conversation about racism, it […]

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A Call For Unity In The Face of Supremacy

Dear precious people of color. I understand the anger, and I understand the pain. I understand the rage that rises as you now witness all the justifications for what has happened that are clearly attempts to cover up the reality of white supremacy. As a friend, a family member, and minister of the Gospel; I […]

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