I’m having a conversation with Black men who find themselves pursuing sexual relationships with women. Specifically, the “good” ones. The ones who will skim past this article, or link it under a post of one of their “problematic” friends without actually reading it themselves. You, who, in all of the talk about R. Kelly, will … Continue reading To All the “Good Black Men” – This is WAY Bigger than R. Kelly
Remember the pop-Christian phase of the early 2000’s? Christianity sought, as it always does, to relate to younger populations. This era’s strategy was a turn toward a pop-Christian aesthetic: urban God apparel donned with “Jesus is my homeboy”, hip-hop gospel, Christian fiction marketed to teenage audiences, even performance poetry- all meant to instill in budding … Continue reading From Abstinence to Raising a Man-Boy Husband? Christianity Asks Too Much of Women
God. Please bring a Black queer Christian space into existence. We need a miracle. Cause we deserve better and power will not bend. Lord, center us where we have been pushed to the margins. Revive the souls of Black Queer folks who are convinced you have forgotten us. Lord, do something. Open a door. A … Continue reading We Need a Miracle…7 Prayers for Black Queer Christians
Love, in a spiritual sense, will always trump hate. This is one of the tenets of my spirituality that keeps me going in the midst of grieving and injustice all around me. But in the world we live in at the moment? Sometimes hate wins. And it might keep winning if we keep failing to acknowledge its existence—and act accordingly.
This poem was written long before Good Friday, in anticipation of the wave of emotions to come. I take this day of remembrance to critically think about the systems of this world, and my place in them. So every year, Good Friday brings a mix of emotions. And Id encourage everyone reading this to approach … Continue reading Heroes
The recent outcry over The Gospel Coalition publishing, retracting, deleting, and asking for forgiveness for the article’s white author Gaye Clark forced me to ask: What does the Christian concept of grace mean in navigating conversations of race and racism?