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Melvin Banks Had a Dream
An interview with the founder of the largest African American Christian publishing house.
Southern Baptists Approve Alternate Resolution Against the Alt-Right
Confusion over scope and severity of white supremacist movement likely led the SBC to skip initial condemnation.
Jarena Lee
Trailblazing African American Preacher and 'self-made' woman.
Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave
A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents.
This Black Pastor Led a White Church—in 1788
The remarkable tenure and steadfast faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes.
'Get Out' Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
Black Churches Matter: Research Ties Attendance to Positive Outcomes
African Americans who worship regularly are better able to handle racism and discrimination.
'Moonlight' Is a Flawed, But Rewarding Exercise in Christian Empathy
The Oscar favorite's portrayal of black, gay experience is at odds with a biblical sexual ethic—but for some, it might be worth the discomfort.
The Painful Questions about Genetics and Race Subscriber access only
Mistrust of medicine clouds possibility of treatment for sickle-cell.
Challenging the Narrative: How Race Complicates the Latest LifeWay Debate
Black Southern Baptists weigh in on the issues around removing Sho Baraka’s album.
How Black and White Christians Do Discipleship Differently
Survey: African Americans value spiritual formation in community, while whites prefer the opposite.
Three Urban Alternatives to Christianity
Where many African Americans turned after finding organized religion lacking.
Gleanings: November 2016 Subscriber access only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Losing Your Religion While 'Black-ish'
Declining faith can feel like a threat to cultural identity for African Americans.
How I Stopped Seeing Privilege in Black and White
What God taught this second-generation, child of immigrants about the nuance of status.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ Releases to Mixed Reviews and Moral Dilemmas
Things we’re reading and discussing this week.
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
Does Your Church Talk About Prison? Subscriber access only
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue.
Urban Churches Face Black Flight Subscriber access only
African American congregations try two new options to stay in DC: white neighbors and developers.
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
Emotional strength can only hide heartbreak for so long, says pyschologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes