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Fewer Americans Identify as Christians – and that’s OK!

May 13, 2015

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A new Pew Research study indicates that between 2007 and 2014 the number of adults in the United States who identify themselves as Christians dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. By any measure that’s a significant decline! But what does it really mean about the state of the Christian faith in this country? If […]

Loving My Brother Even When He Doesn’t Vote Right

December 2, 2012

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We’ve just come through an election season that provided a wonderful opportunity for Christians to demonstrate how they love and respect one another, even when they think very differently about important issues. Sadly, many believers seem to have missed that opportunity. Both before and after the election, some believers have been so distraught at how […]

Did Black Christians Compromise By Voting For President Obama?

November 14, 2012

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In the aftermath of an election in which President Obama received 93 per cent of the black vote, radio show host and author Michael Brown, a self-proclaimed white evangelical, wrote an “open letter to black evangelicals” accusing them of voting to reelect the president out of “blind allegiance to the Democratic party.” He goes on […]

Will The Black Church Stand Firm Against Same-Sex Marriage?

July 20, 2012

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In my article on The NAACP’s Divorce from the Black Church (published in the Harrisburg, PA Patriot-News under the title “Gay marriage issue splits black church and NAACP”) I made the claim that most African American Christians will stand firm on God’s word, and against same-sex relationships. I believe that will be the case. But […]

The NAACP’s Divorce From the Black Church

July 15, 2012

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This article was first published in the Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News print (7/15/12) and online (7/14/12) editions under the title “Gay marriage issue splits black church and NAACP.” As I was growing up in the segregated South of the 1950s, the NAACP was an important part of my world. I heard about it in school – […]