Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching
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Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  1 Corinthians 1:21, KJV If one does a quick search of the name Jamal Bryant on my blog, they will quickly discover that from my seminary forward … Continue reading

Politics / The Color Line

Slavery, Sarah Palin and Senator Mary Landrieu: Conspiracists United!

UPDATE: President Obama in a press conference this morning said “We fumbled the roll out” and is offering a plan that will allow individuals to keep their insurance for another year.  However, this plan can only be regulated by insurance commissioners of each state.  This plan will go to Congress for passage. I have to be … Continue reading

The Making of a Theocracy: Government Funding and the Crisis of Compassion
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The Making of a Theocracy: Government Funding and the Crisis of Compassion

This week, in the wake of a federal government shut down, a Congress with an approval rating uniformly in single digits, the GOP party with historical low approval numbers is still failing to see just how the uber-right wing arm of the party (namely the Tea Party faction) is concretizing their place on the wrong … Continue reading

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Tell Them About the Dream

Editor’s Note:  Below is an excerpt from the sermon I preached this past Sunday, August 25, 2013 as the country celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  The scripture text was Acts 2:17 through 21 as follows: In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will … Continue reading

From “The Help” to “The Butler”: The Troubling Politics of Hollywood
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From “The Help” to “The Butler”: The Troubling Politics of Hollywood

Let me be honest, I rather liked “Lee Daniel’s The Butler.”  I’m hoping for Academy Award nominations for the portrayals of Cecil Gaines and Gloria which were the based off of the real life story of the black butler who served across eight U.S. presidents by the names of Eugene and his wife Helene Allen. … Continue reading

Black Power Is For Black Men, an Uppity Negro Editorial Response
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Black Power Is For Black Men, an Uppity Negro Editorial Response

There is no secret that I’m black, and that I am a man. Okay, now that my bias is revealed perhaps I can discuss some of the challenges I had with the nature of the hashtag on Twitter that erupted earlier this week. While I was participating in my weekly diet of ratchet television in … Continue reading