The Christian Post
Jan 20, 2021
President Biden should follow Lincoln’s lead

On January 20th, President-elect Joe Biden will become President Joe Biden when he takes the oath of office. If he follows the lead of most of his predecessors (going back to George Washington), he’ll do so on an open Bible. Then, he’ll have an opportunity to address the nation to set a tone for his administration. The best inaugural addresses connect to the broader American tradition...

Black Christian News Network One
Nov 26, 2020
Honoring the Courage of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower’s 400th Anniversary

The recent election is certainly one of the most tumultuous in American history. Citizens across the political spectrum are worried about the American ship of state and whether or not she is seaworthy for what looks to be a perilous journey into the future. And yet, perilous voyages into the unknown by courageous adventurers are defining of the American story and our collective identity as a people. This month marks the 400th anniversary of one such voyage...

Black Christian News Network One
Nov 11, 2020
1619 or 1620?

Last year marked the culmination of The New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project. The project rightly brought attention to the importance of the African American story of enslavement and 400 year struggle for freedom. But its original claim that the United States was founded in 1619 rather than 1776 went too far. A better year with a compelling story to mark America’s founding is 1620...

The Christian Post
Nov 05, 2020
What Would Sojourner Truth Do?

“This is the most important election in our life time,” said the message on my phone.  “Our democracy is at stake.  We need your help to get out the vote.”  I could ignore the message, or call back and volunteer.  What would Sojourner Truth do?

Black Christian News Network One
May 16, 2020
Religious Freedom in the Time of Coronavirus

Debates over the impact of shut-down orders on churches have produced dramatic flashpoints for religious freedom. Florida arrested megachurch Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne for continuing to hold services despite closure orders. The governor of Kentucky threatened to send state troopers to take down the license plate numbers of anyone who left their homes for an Easter service — even if they stayed in their cars with their windows up. These kinds of cases reveal the need for a deeper understanding of religious liberty...

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