Rev. Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two runoff elections for U.S. Senate and might be sworn in later this week. He can reflect on these other African American ministers who kept up a busy church life while serving in Congress.
A scholar of African American religion and Christian theology says one cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition that formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.
A media historian finds more than a little similarity between the stand radio stations took in 1938 against Father Charles E. Coughlin and the way Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook have silenced false claims of election fraud and incitements to violence in the aftermath of the
The blending on Jan. 6 of Christian imagery with Trump flags put Christian Nationalism, the often militarized fusing of Christianity and American identity, on display during one of America’s darkest days.
The Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, longtime Baptist minister and former U.S. religious freedom ambassador, took on another role with the new animated movie Soul. She was not an actor or a director, but an adviser.
In 2020, we celebrated holidays at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We worked at home, attended school at home, even attended worship services at home. Many Christians also turned to hymns for comfort at home, according to Hymnary.org.
Even while hospital chaplains rolled up their sleeves to join other frontline workers as some of the first to be gifted with human-made immunity to COVID-19, many reflected on the work that led them to the historic moment — jobs that are sometimes harrowing, sometimes
The biblical Christmas story, the one that announces the birth of Jesus, seems so sweet it can appear almost saccharine. It is so often told as a children’s story and a sentimental one at that. Yet it is deeply political and has been from the beginning.