Bible and Theology

Jesus Christ in the Black Christian Imagination, Pt. 1

By Jason Oliver Evans 

Part one of this series examines the early representations of Jesus from Eurocentric artistic renderings to the first black theologians to posit Jesus' cultural blackness. Read more

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Mary, a Model for Post-Resurrection Life

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Mary, the first person Christ appeared to, shows us how to move from personal relationship to public proclamation. Read more

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A Walk Toward Death

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As we reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus during the solemnness of Good Friday, let us remember what is on the other side of death… Read more

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Give Me Your Feet: A Maundy Thursday Reflection

By Claudia Love Mair 

A reflection on the rite of footwashing that Jesus initiated long ago with his disciples, a rite that accents many Maundy Thursday services in the Christian church. Read more

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What Gethsemane Teaches Us About Suffering

By By James Martin 

Jesus said to his own friends in Gethsemane, “I am deeply grieved, even to death.” These are not the words of a person who is hiding his feelings. Read more

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It’s Lent, Shhh…Don’t Tell Anyone

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It’s time to stop talking about what we are giving up for Lent–or judging those who do–and start pressing into Lent quietly and in expectation of God’s reward. Read more

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Isn’t Lent Depressing?

By Dr. Monica A. Coleman 

Dr. Monica Coleman explores how someone who lives with depression can actually like such a depressing time of the church year. Read more

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No Mercy, No Justice: Recovering the Bond of Justice to Mercy

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We often shout “No Justice, No Peace” but we should also cry “Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy” to let a fuller vision of justice and mercy burst forth. Read more

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The Faith of Our Fathers: Reclaiming the (North African) Church Fathers

By Jason O. Evans 

Many African-Americans, don’t realize that some of the most influential theologians originated from northern Africa. Find out who they are and how they have influenced Christianity as we know it. Read more

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Cleanin’ Up Christmas

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We are meticulous in repainting the Christmas narrative to make it look beautiful to the world, but do we miss out on the significance of humble beginnings when we do this? Read more

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