Deacon Ivey is used to the lingering stares in restaurants and on vacation. As a biracial teenager with White evangelical parents, Deacon said he often feels uncomfortable going into public with his multiracial family in their predominantly White community in Texas.
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In episode 2 of the new Word&Way podcast Dangerous Dogma, Lindsey Krinks talks about viewing communities from below, reading scriptures in public spaces, and what keeps her ministering despite disappointments with institutional Christianity.
In a recently-published leaked letter, Russell Moore cited an unnamed SBC leader who was critical of his decision to hire a Black woman. Two Southern Baptist sources have confirmed with RNS the SBC leader who made the comment: Paige Patterson
As Tulsa pauses to mark the somber centenary of the Tulsa massacre in its Greenwood district, where Black Wall Street was located, Black people of faith are among those saying the time has come to repay as well as to remember.
The presidents of Southern Baptist seminaries went in what seemed to be the opposite direction, issuing a joint statement in November that disavowed what is known in academic circles as “critical race theory.”
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The renaming of Ioway Creek in Ames, Iowa, is part of a larger trend throughout the Midwest and the country. This trend involves changing Native-inspired place names from slurs or markers of Euro-American conquest to names that reflect Indigenous languages, histories, and mapmaking.
Black Christians engaged in the struggle for racial justice must not turn a blind eye to the oppression in church and culture of gays and lesbians, women and Latinx, Asian, and Native Americans, author and scholar Marvin A. McMickle said during a virtual discussion hosted