Ally shares the second part of her #LeaveLoud story.
Pass the Mic: Ally’s Leave Loud Story Part 1
Ally shares why she chose to stop worshipping in white churches after spending most of her adult life worshipping and serving in white Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
Review: Voices of Fire
Can the power of music heal the racial divide in America? Bishop Ezekiel Williams hopes so, which is why he set out to build the world’s most diverse gospel choir. Bishop Williams, pastor of Faith World Ministries in Norfolk, Virginia, sees music as a unifying force that can bridge divides and shape his predominantly Black… Continue reading Review: Voices of Fire
No, Donald Trump isn’t under demonic attack; White Evangelicals are just racist as Hell
White Evangelicalism is in love with power and they imagine they are being persecuted when they perceive that they are losing that power.
Kirk Franklin shows us why Black folks need to be wary of “multicultural, multiethnic” Christian spaces
Kirk Franklin's treatment by the Dove Awards shows us why Black folks need to be wary of "multicultural, multiethnic" Christian spaces
When seminary changes you…
Today, I begin my third and final year of seminary which has caused me to reflect on where I sense that God is taking me. Before I started classes at Fuller Seminary, I made myself a promise. I would go into this experience as a learner, not seeking to reinforce my own Christian beliefs, but… Continue reading When seminary changes you…
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 to white evangelical, exvangelical, and progressive millennials. There has been much written about what has happened already (by people closer to the situation than I) and Cameron Strang, the CEO of RELEVANT whose leadership was… Continue reading It’s Not Just Relevant
"It's hard to leave your church home," my mom said. Her voice hung with a note of sadness that didn't go away the half dozen or more times that I heard her repeat this phrase to various parishoners at our new church. I was thirteen at the time, and I didn't quite understand what the… Continue reading Leaving Home
Blessed Are the Disrupters
The following is the text of a sermon that I preached as a guest speaker at a local church. Blessed Are the Disrupters The title of my message tonight is “Blessed are the Disrupters.” But before I get too deep into my message, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I always… Continue reading Blessed Are the Disrupters
The White Man’s Religion: How white Christians can pursue racial reconciliation
I would like for my white Christian friends to consider something: Slavery and segregation are stumbling blocks to African Americans receiving the gospel. You may be shouting to yourself, "But slavery was a long time ago! Segregation was a long time ago! I had nothing to do with either! Why don't they just get over… Continue reading The White Man’s Religion: How white Christians can pursue racial reconciliation