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Black Theology

Colin Kaepernick And The God Of The Oppressed

Chris Fici | Posted 12.01.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

The great Jewish rabbi and theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel said of his time marching with civil rights warriors and prophets in Selma that "I learne...

The Spirit Of Our Faith Is Not A Corpse: The Theodicy Of Sports Theology

Chris Fici | Posted 08.15.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

What exactly is the substance of the spirit of our faith? Why do we cling to something as irrational as faith in the face of the rational, visceral reality of so much suffering, corruption, and violence?

Black Joy Is Black Resistance

Broderick Greer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Black Voices
Broderick Greer

In present struggles for black liberation - from Oakland to McKinney - demonstrators are embodying a rebellious joy, from playful chants to rhythmic choreography. We do this, not because of black deaths, but because of black life; life that is fleeting, complex, and beautiful.

To Redeem the Soul of the Black Church

Reverend Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Reverend Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Ph. D.

Where is the public voice of the black church -- the church that provided stops along the Underground Railroad, founded several black colleges and shaped the faith of a young Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others?

The Bethlehem Wall

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

This Christmas season, the story of a miracle birth in a quiet manger seems impossibly distant from the little town of Bethlehem that we know today. Two millennia after the birth of Christ, this ancient, holy city is quite literally being strangled in the shadow of the barrier wall.

Tupac At 40: His Life, Theology And Legacy

Charles Howard | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

Rappers have been as instrumental in my theological development as any of the scholars I've read. A larger-than-life revolutionary who was simultaneously real and relatable, Tupac lived and he invited us all to live with him.