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, […]Read more "The Troubling Theology of Rick Santorum"
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 […]Read more "The Black Church, Homegoing Services and Whitney Houston"
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 […]Read more "Uppity Updates: Week of February 5, 2012"
With the Iowa Caucuses a distant past and the New Hampshire primaries fading to black, all eyes are now focused on the South Carolina primaries for the Republican Party nominee. The Republican field has had its plethora of changes with candidates like Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum thrust onto center stage as of late, […]Read more "Mormonism vs. Universalism: A Post-Racial Evangelical Dilemma"
Let me be upfront: I’m a Chicago native born and raised. I tried running away from it when I graduated high school. I didn’t want to be associated with those that ate polish sausages from Maxwell Street and I didn’t want to be engaged in the lifelong South Side versus West Side and Harold’s mild […]Read more "In Tim Tebow We Trust"
I was perusing HuffPo late last week and came upon a question posed by commentator Martin Bashir posing what I thought was a thought-provoking and appropriate question: Should Herman Cain resign from his post as associate minister at his home church? To be fair, Bashir was positing this thought prior to Cain’s “suspension” of his […]Read more "The Good Reverend Doctor Herman “Feelgood” Cain: To Minister or Not to Minister?"
Let me just be up front and honest: I don’t like Herman Cain. Granted I dislike his opponent Texas Governor Rick Perry even less, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann has devolved into a “Love Boat” joke, I just really don’t care for Herman Cain. His politics seems to hearken back to a Brady Bunch or even […]Read more "Herman Cain, the Magical Negro…and Other Topics on Ontological Blackness"
Yesterday I read an article at TheFreshXpress from another blogger who goes by the name DCDistrictDiva (her award winning blog is “The Dithering of a District Diva“) on the topic of sex and marriage. The article was entitled “Twisted: Why God’s ‘No Marriage, No Sex’ Rule is for Protection and Pleasure, Not Punishment.” I began […]Read more "Jumping The Broom: Understanding Sex and Marriage as Religious and Cultural Oppression"
A little known factoid about me is that I like modern Westerns. I don’t know what it is about them, but I do. Personally I blame the “Back to the Future” trilogy. That was a movie my parents had taped for me, only had part two and part three, but I watched them on […]Read more "How The West Was Won: Violence in the American Wild, Wild West"
This following sermonette was brought about by a story I stumbled across on the web about a mother in Chicago receiving the high school diploma of her slain son. Her son was killed on the sidewalk after walking up to a group of three young men. No arrests have been made. I read the story […]Read more "The Death of Life"