Omarosa: A Humble Servant of God?
Omarosa Manigault Newman may have enrolled in seminary (she didn’t finish, but “Minister O” did get ordained by her Baptist church) and married a pastor, but the reality TV villain has a for real evil streak when it comes to President Trump…okay, and anyone who has wronged her or gets in her way. Of course, as most Black people give her a collective side-eye, it will be interesting to see how many of us secretly buy her book. You know you’re curious!
Armor of God Taking a Beating this Month…
Hard to digest the latest report about Catholic Priests. I mean, 1000 kids? God have mercy on their souls. Reading the stories of the victims is just heartbreaking. This is coming off hearing that Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets a pass from the United Methodists over his family separation policy and unbelievably racist connection to Romans 13. I suppose it’s not surprising given White evangelical support for Trump is at an all-time high, no matter how hurtful the administration’s policies can be. Of course, even some unwoken Black pastors seem to be on board as well. But most Blacks aren’t buying it. Except for maybe Kanye. An article from Pastor John Pavlovitz seemed to tap into my mood — and apparently others on Facebook as well.
In Other News…
Losing my religion: Has the Black Church failed black people?
“…There is a disconnect between the Black Church and the suffering masses of black people, especially the youth.” Read more.
East Texas Review
Churches Recall Aretha…With Love
“First Lady of Soul Music, Aretha Franklin, breathed her last as she fought to the end against cancer. Her passing is felt deeply as the Christian community takes note and grieves.” Read more.
The Christian Century
Starting a Conversation About Anti-Blackness
“Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics shows how American religion and Christianity have been creators, shapers, and legitimizers of anti-blackness.” Read more.
Black Heritage Focus