A Black Church Ecclesiology for those continuing to affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention To be completely honest, I am one of the Pastors of a Black Church that is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. On the heels of the recent fiasco that transpired at the SBC national meeting, people like me are faced … More A Black Church Ecclesiology for those continuing to affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention
In Black religious thought a recurring question appears challenging the legitimacy of Christianity amongst the descendants of slaves: Is Christianity a White man’s religion? Typically, this question is immediately dismissed without regard for the inquirer and the heart behind the question. I personally do not think it should be answered with a simplistic … More Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion?
Would the Qur’an have protected our mothers from their “slave masters?” I am a student of African-American religion, particularly Islam. Much of the focus of Islam in evangelical missiological discussions emphasizes immigrant Muslims and ignore African-American Muslims. This article seeks to give the long overdue attention to African-American Muslims so we as Christians can … More Would the Qur’an have protected our mothers from their “slave masters?”
African-American Missiology and the Flaw of the Excluded Middle I am an African-American who was brought up in the Black Church and raised in the Black Community. Needless to say, I love my culture and kinsmen according to the flesh. I am also passionate about multi-ethnic churches and relationships. It seems, however, that often … More African-American Missiology: The Flaw of the Excluded Middle
Much of western scholarship of Islam has focused on the expression and practice of the faith in the non-western world. Although the descendants of Africans were the original, and continue to be the majority ethnic group of Muslims in America, they are typically ignored by students of Islam. Even evangelicals who develop a passion … More African-American Islamic Studies