Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told is a series on privilege, power, and how churches can be more attuned to both as they live out the gospel.
Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland is associate professor of the practice of reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School, where she also directs the Center for Reconciliation.

A Unified Church Is Gospel Witness
A Unified Church Is Gospel Witness
In a society rife with racial conflict, US evangelicals are in a unique position to build cross-cultural bridges.
Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters
Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters
That he was an ethnic minority shapes how we minister today.
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The Hole in Our Servant Leadership
The Hole in Our Servant Leadership
If you don’t have to relinquish some power, then it’s not really it.
The Black Church: A Necessary Refuge
The Black Church: A Necessary Refuge
I learned at age five that many US churches are unsafe for black people.

Top Story May 22, 2022

Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors
Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors
Investigation: SBC Executive Committee staff saw advocates’ cries for help as a distraction from evangelism and a legal liability, stonewalling their reports and resisting calls for reform.

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