All posts by The Armchair Commentary

When seminary changes you…

Today, I begin my third and final year of seminary which has caused me to reflect on where I sense […]

Mrs. Henny goes to Washington

At the beginning of September, I was contacted by a representative of an organization called Bread for the World about […]

It’s Not Just Relevant

I won’t delve into the details of what has been going on with RELEVANT, a Christian media outlet that caters […]

Leaving Home

“It’s hard to leave your church home,” my mom said. Her voice hung with a note of sadness that didn’t […]

Blessed Are the Disrupters

The following is the text of a sermon that I preached as a guest speaker at a local church. Blessed […]

Schools: Stop doing “Crazy Hair Day”

As we enter homecoming/spirit day season, I want to make you all aware of something that I didn’t know was […]

No, discourse isn’t dead. You’re not saying anything worth listening to.

It’s easy to have “well-reasoned” discourse when it isn’t your humanity, dignity, or well-being that is being treated like an intellectual exercise.

Living in the fierce urgency of now

I do not expect every black person to be as outspoken about racism and justice as I am. It would […]

Black folks can’t live in peace, and we certainly can’t die in peace

Black people can’t escape indignity, even in death. It is a privilege for one’s memory to Rest In Peace.

Taking a stand on a slave auction block

My ancestors’ heels were bruised by white supremacy, but my feet will crush its head.