Malachi

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Instead of a Coffee Shop How About a Laundromat?

Many years ago my church was pondering how to create a "third space" in our neighborhood. A third space is a place where people can mix on a regular …

Obama’s Christian humility

Maybe we should just call off the National Prayer Breakfast and stop asking presidents to offer their thoughts about faith and religion. If they go beyond making all present feel good about how religious and upright they are, presidents can get into a lot of trouble.<p>President Obama’s speech to the …

Thank You Obama for Denouncing “Christian” Violence: It is Actually Far Worse Than ISIS

<i>Picture Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza</i>It seems some conservative Christians are up in arms because of something Obama said at the …

Religion

Urban Church Plant(ation)s

by Christena Cleveland<p>“If you are preparing to do [urban ministry] and you’ve never had a non-white mentor, you are not an [urban minister], you are …

The right’s big racism lie: How Tucker Carlson & co. distort “white privilege”

<b>Tucker Carlson (Fox News)</b><p>We all agree that “racism” is immoral — that’s not the argument. The problem is how too many redefine the word<p>Brittney Cooper<p>January 7, 2015 5:59pm (UTC)<p>If we hope in 2015 to make any changes that will shift the dismal trajectory of our national record on race, perhaps we …

Race & Ethnicity

Why Does Ethnic Identity Matter?

What is ethnic identity? Let’s break it down.<p>In the Bible, the words traditionally translated <i>nation</i> (Heb <i>goyim</i> and Gk <i>ethnos</i>) refer to a community with …

Spotting "Gospel Escapism" in Evangelical Circles

I am an evangelical. That statement needs explanation.<p>I am a <i>theological</i> evangelical. I believe the Bible is the divinely-inspired word of God. I …

3 Reasons Why I Stand with the Protestors

<i>“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”</i> (Ps. 11:3)<p>That’s the haunting question the psalmist asks in light of Israel’s social …

With Morbid Silence: Christian Denial in an Age of Disparity

<i>Please welcome guess author, Erin Echols. Erin is an Atlanta native and graduate student in Sociology with special interest in racial inequality and</i> …

A United Evangelical Response: The System Failed Eric Garner

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury announced its decision not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who put an unarmed black man in a …

Four Common But Misleading Themes in Ferguson-like Times

The United States is likely to be discussing Ferguson-related issues for a long time to come. Television crews have pulled out of the small town and …

The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts - Aida Manduley, MSW

As the folks from Sexplanations say: stay curious! Know that this is just one drop in the bucket. We encourage you to do your own research and follow …

Top story of Nov. '14: Viral Ferguson Facebook post

Though he hasn't scored a touchdown, has started just four games and amassed only 88 yards, New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson has made his …

Dear Asian American Pastors- Preach on Ferguson this Sunday

Our country is in turmoil. The internet is swirling with both insightful and hateful dialogue. The streets are swirling with courageous young …

In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

After Michael Brown was shot dead in August, his mother, Leslie McSpadden, said, "My son was sweet. He didn't mean any harm to anybody." He was, she said, "a gentle giant."<p>But when police officer Darren Wilson fired the shot that ended Brown's life, he saw things differently. "I felt like a …

The Day After the Verdict: Is This a Joke?

Like many others, I have been asking this question for months.<p>First, back in August, when news outlets reported that Bob McCulloch, the prosecutor …

"Why Asian Americans Might Not Talk About Ferguson" by Liz Lin

Two years ago, I found myself trying to break into my friends’ apartment.<p>I had coordinated their wedding a few days earlier, and they had since …

'The System We Have in Place Has Biases'

Two dominant views pervade public opinion regarding Ferguson.<p>The first view, held by many people, sees the incident in Ferguson and the decision that …

Tamir Rice shooting video: Cleveland cop takes a few seconds before shooting 12-year-old with BB gun.

A rookie Cleveland cop shot and killed Tamir Rice literally seconds after arriving at a park where the 12-year-old was carrying a BB gun. In …

Why America Took So Long to Wake Up to the Truth About Bill Cosby

This spring, I taught a graduate seminar on magazine feature writing. One of the assignments was Robert Huber’s 2006 <i>Philadelphia Magazine</i> story, “Dr. …

Cosby Show

#Blessed.

7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond

<b>Colorblind</b><p><b>What they say:</b><p><i>“People are just people.” “I don’t see color.” “We’re all just human.” “Character, not color, is what counts with</b> …

How White People Got Made

Part Two of a Series on Whiteness (Part One)<p><i>“When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no ‘white’ people there; nor, according</i> …

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

by Michael Mark Cohen<p>“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” <i>Chester Himes,</i> If He Hollers Let Him Go.<p><b>On</b> …

CSU's derecognition of Christian club unfair

<b>Aja Frost</b><br>[follow id=”ajavuu”]<p><i>Aja Frost is an English sophomore and Mustang News opinion columnist. These views do not necessarily reflect the opinion</i> …

Fraternities

Lecrae: 'Christians Have Prostituted Art to Give Answers'

Thoughts on rap and God from the 34-year-old musician, who was the first to ever simultaneously land an album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200<p><i>They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus</i><p>This is how Kanye West, troubadour of gold diggers and douchebags and …