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Doing Theology After Ferguson-Part 1

I recently attended our Convocation service at Memphis Theological Seminary where we celebrated our 50th year anniversary in Memphis, Tennessee as a seminary. Our president, Rev. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown delivered an inspiring sermon titled, “Ministry in the Real World.” He reminded us about the decision of the seminary to move […]

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Faith and Food Stamps: WWJD?

In our season of continued austerity, (despite evidence that it is not working), the House Agriculture Committee met earlier last week to discuss cutting 4.1 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) or SNAP program. The highlight (or lowlight, depending on your preference) from the hearings was when the debate shifted from a policy debate […]

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The Emancipation of America?

As we celebrate the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation, historian Kidada Williams reminds us that as we celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the document, we should examine what the Emancipation did and did not do. Williams writes that: Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as a military strategy for winning the war […]

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