The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
while in a foreign land? (v. 1–4). The Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society had invited Douglass to deliver the keynote address for their Fourth of July celebrations in 1852.
Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
“We don't have many places in our country where you can have an honest experience with our history of slavery, and there are no spaces where you can have an honest experience
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can’t have it all, but they can have something better.
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery. I heard Gary Haugen, the founder of IJM, speak about God's heart for justice and modern-day slavery at a conference.
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
For kids' sake, adults often curate the details of the past—whether it's the history of white settlers and Native Americans, the facts about slavery and race relations, narratives from the
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville.
At key moments, Christians have advocated for the abolition of slavery, death of Jim Crow, and the end of mass incarceration, but the commitment to equality has consistently
Should Churches Keep Their Civil War Landmarks?
How historic congregations grapple with Confederate legacy.
Leaders are now discussing how to move forward with presenting a history that acknowledges racism and slavery in its past. “The slavery question was argued on a biblical basis.
Miriam: A Pivotal Prophet
When God spoke through the prophet Micah to remind them of his faithfulness to them in times past, he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.
We Can Stop Modern Slavery—with Churches' Help
Lone "justice freaks" aren't enough. To end exploitation, we need community.
We Can Stop Modern Slavery—with Churches' Help. Today, we're in a situation where slavery is illegal everywhere in the world, but the laws are just not enforced.
Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016
Church members, Stats, Singing Scripture, Church Signs, and more!
where are God's people to end slavery? slavery could end — and it begins here—Ann Voskamp & Gary Haugen. A strong reminder about a crucial problem.
The Contexts for Our Carols
Cherished Christmas carols help us to sing with the saints through the ages.
In America, the 19th century was marked by political upheaval culminating in the American Civil War to determine the questions of dissolving the federal union and slavery.
Viewing Black Lives Matter, Part 3
To understand Black Lives Matter one should remember history
My assessment includes summaries of organized tactics employed to oppress Blacks during the eras of Colonial America, Chattel Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and The New Jim
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
“For a quarter century,” writes biographer Marcus Rediker, “he railed against slavery in one Quaker meeting after another, in and around Philadelphia, confronting slave owners and
How Cancer Shattered My Illusion of Control
I acted like I was master of my fate. I was a mist.
While I confess to not always understanding his ways, I lean into his strong arms. This frees me from the slavery of being (to echo Henley) master of my fate and captain of my soul.
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
[blockquote] Guilt and shame (“forgiveness of sin”) Spiritual slavery (“set me free”) Insecurity and anxiety (“He watches over me…”) Fear of death and annihilation (“assures me of
God in Our Midst
There is a pervasive consumerism in the church today.
temporary shrines. Rescuing his people out of slavery in Egypt, the Lord condescends to tabernacle in a tent in the center of their community. He later
I Want My Promised Land
We must consider whether or not we have reached the "Promised Land" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned.
As a black man who is 37 years old, I find myself living in times that my ancestors would not have dreamed of; times far away from the cruelty of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation.