In Reply to a Beloved Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

I recently came across an article on Christianity Today by John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color", entitled 'Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick For Black Christians'. As the article's title suggests, Richards is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court …

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Hijacking ‘Evangelicalism’

As increasing numbers of professing Christians subscribe to a gospel of social justice - a fundamental tenet of which is the resurrection and prosecution of past sins committed primarily by white evangelical Christians against black people whether by commission or omission - the term ‘evangelical Christian(ity)’ has become synonymous with historical and present-day attitudes of …

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Why the Talladega College Band Should March in the Trump Inauguration Parade

According to a CBS News article a controversy has arisen regarding the decision by the "Great Tornado" marching band of Talladega College, a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Talladega, Alabama, to participate in the inauguration parade of President-Elect Donald J. Trump on January 20. At first glance it would be easy to …

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A Theology of the Electoral College

As I consider that today the United States Electoral College will cast its votes to certify Donald Trump as America's 45th President-Elect, I am struck by the reality that there actually is much theology to be found within the Constitution. Please understand that in stating the aforementioned, I am in no way inferring or implying …

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How Support for Donald Trump by the Right Exposed the Racism of the Left

The question is a simple one. Does an American citizen, who is legally registered to vote, have the right to cast that vote for the candidate of his or her choice? Simple enough, right? Apparently not, depending on who you ask. The post-election lamenting of the political Left continues to garner headlines. More than a week after …

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Why a Hillary Clinton Victory ‘Might’ Have Been Better For The Evangelical Church

Image credit: thedailybeast.com I was hoping Hillary Clinton would win. Before you jump to conclusions, allow me to explain. Creatures of Habit From the standpoint of our respective socio-political worldviews, the former Secretary of State and I could not be more diametrically opposed to one another. Hillary Clinton's self-professed admiration for eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of The Negro …

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So, You Want ‘Social Justice’? Be Careful What You Ask For

When it comes to the matter of social justice context is key. I say this because when one examines closely the current national discourse on this issue, it becomes abundantly clear that significantly more emphasis is placed on the social dimension than the justice dimension This kind of partitioned accentuation, I believe, is the result of our acceptance of a collective …

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