Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Politics / Pop Culture / Religion

The Troubling Theology of Rick Santorum

All Hail the Great Theocrat, Rick Santorum the First! I guess that’s what the conservative right wing party is saying in certain corners.  I guess I’m taking my cue from the biblical story about Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah who refused to bow to the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, who has set up a statue of a Babylonian deity, … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion / The Color Line / Theology of Preaching

The Black Church, Homegoing Services and Whitney Houston

On February 18, 2012, the family of Whitney Houston paid their final respects in an invite only, yet televised homegoing service at her home church, New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.  Initial reports had said that only BET was covering the full service, but certainly shocking to me, the major cable news networks … Continue reading

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Uppity Updates: Week of February 5, 2012

Every once in a while, the news cycle of the life and times of the goings-on of America produces a completely blog worthy week–and usually that’s the week or so I didn’t blog.  For long, long time readers, you all know that last week was a wonderful week to be a blogger.  From Roland Martin getting … Continue reading