The Good Shepherd: Clement and Christus Victor

The Good Shepherd: Clement and Christus Victor

I have mentioned briefly on here the work of Gustav Aulen, and while I concede he needed more biblical exegesis for his case for Christus Victor, and a tighter grip on Church history, overall, I think he was right. Right smack dab in the middle of Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement,…

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when progressives revel in cultural ignorance #CancelColbert

when progressives revel in cultural ignorance #CancelColbert

Very briefly. Last post on the #CancelColbert stuff. I just wanted to go on record with this. Recently, a progressive blogger posted a “Mission Accomplished” blogpost celebrating how Stephen Colbert had become victorious over the anti-racist slacktivists who “wanted” his show cancelled. Not only does the author in question get everything about the campaign wrong unlike my friend Jason, but he…

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so you want People of Color to attend Christian conferences?

so you want People of Color to attend Christian conferences?

Today, I feel like I am going to attempt to articulate the frustrations of a number of my friends, shared experiences that we have.  This post isn’t about me but something deeply troubling with institutional Christianity.

Recently, I had a white friend who attended a conference on Missional Christianity. From the looks of the promotions for the three day event, he was under the impression that it…

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Movie Review: ‘Noah’

Movie Review: ‘Noah’

This past Monday, a couple of friends and I had the privilege of seeing the esteemed and much and anticipated ‘NOAH’!

Honestly, I was not quite sure what to think of this film going in. In the evangelical community it seems as though the three big films to look for at the moment are Noah, Son of God, and God’s Not Dead. Son Of God seems to simply be yet another dry rendition of what ought to be…

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knewslaves:

This is American Negro Slave Revolts by Herbert Aptheker, the book that’s currently blowing my mind.
I got back from a short trip to New York City a few weeks ago, and probably the single most valuable thing I brought back was a clearer perception of the Black Diaspora. For the first time, I was seeing, walking through, and encountering the Diaspora in a hemispheric sense.
Ever since, my mind has been fixated on how we all got here and the histories behind that migration. Or, in fewer words: slavery. Whether of the chattel or wage variety, slavery is the only historical lens I can view myself through in the US. There’s been nothing else. How could I not seek as much truth about it as possible?
Aptheker’s book is a complete mindfuck. I’m only halfway through, but that’s likely because every page returns to me a piece of myself. That can be a slow process. Past miseducation is being demolished, and in its place rise new pillars of power and knowledge of self.
This site is a sort of journaling effort. Every quote will be from American Negro Slave Revolts. My mind is so preoccupied with these histories and their present-day incarnations that I feel compelled to write, think, and know. Everybody on Earth should read this book, but until that happens I hope I can share as much of it with you as possible.
It’s all in the links.

Need to read. need to read. 

knewslaves:

This is American Negro Slave Revolts by Herbert Aptheker, the book that’s currently blowing my mind.

I got back from a short trip to New York City a few weeks ago, and probably the single most valuable thing I brought back was a clearer perception of the Black Diaspora. For the first time, I was seeing, walking through, and encountering the Diaspora in a hemispheric sense.

Ever since, my mind has been fixated on how we all got here and the histories behind that migration. Or, in fewer words: slavery. Whether of the chattel or wage variety, slavery is the only historical lens I can view myself through in the US. There’s been nothing else. How could I not seek as much truth about it as possible?

Aptheker’s book is a complete mindfuck. I’m only halfway through, but that’s likely because every page returns to me a piece of myself. That can be a slow process. Past miseducation is being demolished, and in its place rise new pillars of power and knowledge of self.

This site is a sort of journaling effort. Every quote will be from American Negro Slave Revolts. My mind is so preoccupied with these histories and their present-day incarnations that I feel compelled to write, think, and know. Everybody on Earth should read this book, but until that happens I hope I can share as much of it with you as possible.

It’s all in the links.

Need to read. need to read. 

Testing #blerd #black #theology

Testing #blerd #black #theology

A better #selfie: #Hipster #yoda #starwars #nerd #blerd #geek #ootd

A better #selfie: #Hipster #yoda #starwars #nerd #blerd #geek #ootd

#Hipster #Yoda!!! #blerd #starwars  #nerd #ArkhamStaycation #ootd

#Hipster #Yoda!!! #blerd #starwars #nerd #ArkhamStaycation #ootd

Race-ing Toward Nicea part 2: Constantine, DuBois, & Lynching

Race-ing Toward Nicea part 2: Constantine, DuBois, & Lynching

                                                                                                                                    Whither, Eusebius of Caesarea?

For part one see: Race-ing Towards Nicea part 1: The Incarnation

I am continuing to wrestle with Peter Leithart’s Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom.Simultaneously I am working through James…

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