I don’t love confrontation, so I’m basically a weenie, as I don’t generally engage in arguments or disagreements. But on the heels of a heavy weekend, I feel compelled to come out of my quiet corner and respond.
The recent passing of boxing great Muhammad Ali caused me to pause and reflect on my childhood. Memories of growing up during the champ’s reign and the racially turbulent 1960s and ‘70s came back like a flood. His tremendous skills in the ring and the bravado with which he would predict his foes’ demise was mesmerizing to a young black boy.
Abe (AFA Public Policy Analyst), Ed (AFA Executive VP), and Walker (AFA's Assistant to the President) discuss the role Chick-fil-A played in the aftermath of the Orlando Islamic terror attack at the gay bar.
The color of a person’s skin is important; God put a lot of thought into it. But that is something about our makeup that will never change. What can change, though, is what cause we are willing to lay down our lives for.
Did you know that if you support the Black Lives Matter movement—as in the official BlackLivesMatter.com website—you are not only standing with black Americans, but also standing with a radical social agenda including queer and transgender activism along with the disrupting of the nuclear family?
Young multimillionaires in the NFL continue to parrot the San Francisco 49ers' second-string quarterback in sitting out, or “taking a knee,” during the playing of our national anthem -- their misguided attempt to acknowledge America’s racist history and its symbols, our national anthem and flag.
For anyone to admit that incidents of police-involved violence is a divisive topic in America today would be an understatement to say the least. Likewise, to deny that this issue is equally divisive, if not more so, among Christians is to be naively oblivious to reality.
Last Thursday, following the election of our nation's 45th president, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was in New York City to address the DealBook Conference and was asked, "How did you feel on Wednesday morning?"
It seems everyone from former president Barack Obama to Pope Francis has become enamored with the prospect of taking pictures of the themselves and posting them on social media to the admiration and idolization of millions.
I distinctly remember celebrating Independence Day as a young boy growing up in the Dixie Hills housing projects on the west side of Atlanta. For black families in the 1970s, especially children, the 4th of July was, in many ways, a lot like Christmas.
The producers of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” intend to produce a new series once “Thrones” runs its course. It will be entitled “Confederate” and will be based on the premise that the South won rather than lost the Civil War.
If the works of Christ were in and of themselves sufficient to inaugurate the kind of egalitarian social structure so zealously desired by many Christian SJWs, then I ask you, my brother and sister, why was it still necessary for Him to die?
There is great emphasis being placed today by Christian social justice activists on remediating the adverse effects of historical and contemporary injustices, particularly as it relates to its generational impact on people of color in America.
Unless our innate sinfulness becomes central to the ongoing conversation on matters of unity and justice, we will find ourselves right back here again, incessantly engaged in circular tit-for-tat arguments which, ultimately, will prove to be of no real temporal or, more importantly, eternal benefit.
Nearly 10 years after the founding of this ministry, Brother Don pinpointed the greatest enemy Christians faced in calling the country back to decency: Christians. As he put it in 1986, "We are our worst enemy."
Urban Family Talk’s Joseph Parker is reaching out to a local Boys and Girls Club chapter as part of an after-school program aimed at giving youngsters the building blocks they need to make wise choices.
Over the last several years, as racial tensions have ramped up, I have begun wrestling with the questions raised by events, incidents, protests – you name it – and what these questions mean for the Christian.
Controversies in America abound over race, culture, ethnicity, diversity and pluralism, nations and nationalism – the list is long and getting longer. How do we begin to sort through them as Christians?
Rather than looking for signs of divine intervention in Sunday's big game, what if we simply look for the practical fruit of strong faith – and the positive effect that strong Christian commitment had on the Eagles?
My focus here is not on guns or gun control, nor is my focus on theological questions about divine activity and human free will. My focus is only on the facts before us: School violence is increasing at epidemic proportions.
It was more than half a century ago, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated the following: “We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America."
When we survey the landscape of a society deteriorating around us, an oft-asked question is should we engage the culture? To answer that question, we must turn to God’s Word, our metric for evaluating everything.
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Indeed it is. And black people should be – and are – free to express their individual political philosophy in whatever way that seems best to them, without fear of being disparaged, denigrated, or ostracized by other blacks simply for having done so.
As I write this, a line from the Prince song “1999” echoes in the recesses of my mind: “I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray.” And though I’m not actually dreaming as I write this, I was awakened from my sleep with a sense of urgency to broach a subject that is of great concern to me personally.