Church and Society / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion

Sunday Morning Coffee Break: Who Defines Christianity?

After my internship this summer, I’m quite under the realisation that God is much bigger than how our own contexts usually confine God.  God is equally in the 10:30 am coffee break between the 9:30 am and 11am service as God is in the shout or the contemporary version of the ring shout. I’ve struggled … Continue reading

I Have No Words / Politics / The Color Line

I Have No Words…Barack ‘Osama’ Found on Absentee Ballot

  I mean wow. Here’s a story that covered this mess. It could have been Ovama or Ofama. Or even Olama. But with one “s” the Rensselaer County Board of Elections turned a single wrong letter into a national embarrassment Friday. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s last name is spelled “Osama” on some 300 absentee ballots … Continue reading


The Gloves Come Off: John McCain’s Combustible Campaign as Sarah Palin Fights Ethics Charges

Granted four years ago, I wasn’t blogging, didn’t have cable and wasn’t this attentive to the presidential campaign or at least, my memory doesn’t say so, but we’ve kinda passed the proverbial silly season in presidential campaign and entered unknown territory. From voter registration frauds being alleged and Obama being tied to ACORN and still … Continue reading

Politics / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

Keeping it Truthfully Radical

I’m actually quite shocked no one has ever questioned me on my signature on the bottom of every post “Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical.” Naturally everyone knows where the “uppity” part comes from, but no one asked about the “truthfully radical” part. There was a clip, pulled from YouTube last time I … Continue reading

Church and Society

A Sunday Morning Realization: A Bankrupt Prosperity Gospel

I would be remiss as a seminarian student with a blog dedicated to all topics to not at least point you all to Jonathan Walton and his piece that he dropped onto Religion Dispatches entitled “Prosperity Preachers: Where Are They Now?” It goes without saying that the economic boom 90s and financial overextensions of the new millennium … Continue reading