Not Home Yet: Finding Solidarity as Sojourners

We forget our own spiritual displacement when we grasp too hard at this world, when we make our “Americanness” the hallmark of our identity.

Ava DuVernay’s 13th Explores the Troubling Roots of Mass Incarceration

Director Ava DuVernay points out that the dehumanization of blacks existed, not only in slavery but also in the language of abolition.

Human-Animal Chimeras: Kramer’s Pigman Might Be Coming to a Lab Near You

An engineered human-animal species distorts the ultimate Creator/creature distinction by mixing an image bearer with an animal.

Finding Our Hopefuls When Caught by Giant Despair

If the sinless Savior desired community in a time of suffering, how much more do we need friends?

Do racial issues really “disappear” because of the Gospel? A response to John MacArthur.

The Gospel enables believers to see social issues from a spiritual perspective — but does it remove social issues altogether?

Happy Single Parent Day: The Dynamics of Parenting Alone

Single mothers may be both soft and strong for their kids, but that’s not the same thing as saying they are both mother and father.

Bringing the Prairie to the Hood

Watching ‘Little House on the Prairie’ in Southeast D.C., where the population is 94% black, is a bit of an anomaly.

‘The Cosby Show’: Black Image and Respectable Idols

The Cosby Show was my door into the realm of upper-middle class black America.