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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?

Bluesin' the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Greg Carey

Despite its essential role in opening the way to other musical forms, the blues remains a bit of a niche genre. I remember touring the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where the blues were presented, along with bluegrass and gospel, as a precursor to rock.

40 Essential Books For Any #BlackChurchSyllabus

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

The black church has a long and important history in the United States, and it continues to serve as a driver of social justice work in many African-A...

Lincoln, Lynching, and the Long Way Home

Byron Williams | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago this month was the precursor to the domestic terrorism that would be unleashed on black Americans for the next century.

Mini Me Jesus

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Why not just let people make Jesus in the image they want -- the image that makes them feel the most comfortable? Reason 1: It's just wrong.

Until We Have Faces: Stories of Violent Homophobia In Paradise

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Ryan J. Bell

To be openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in Jamaica is to take your life in your hands. I had no idea about this reality until I spoke to Leslie Foster, director of a documentary about violent homophobia in Jamaica.

Liberation Theology vs. Victoria Jackson

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What our president is trying to do is not socialism, it is trying to help as many people get through this disastrous economic time with as little suffering and as much dignity as possible. Sounds Christian to me.