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Why it has taken so long for black lives to matter

(Photo: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona)During the years since this book was first published, I have been struck by how little has changed. As I write this, I am reflecting on the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. In writing this piece against the backdrop of the upsurge in direct action led mostly by young people... Read more

How to Build Routines That Matter for Your Life

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesin order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory... Read more

Why All Letters Matter isnt a Good Response to Red Letter Christians

All lives dont matter! shouted the speaker at the Black Lives Matter protest. I felt my body tense. Until, continued the speaker after a pause, black lives matter! What a rhetorical coup. By saying it that way the speaker reminded us that we are in a story. We are in a wider context. Black lives... Read more

Black Lives Matter is a ‘Profoundly Theological Statement,’ Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor

Black Lives Matter is a 'Profoundly Theological Statement,' Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor On the first episode of her new podcast You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Pastor William J. Barber II of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke about justice and racism.According to The Christian... Read more

Black Pastors Denounce Kamala Harris For Praising ‘Brilliance’ of Black Lives Matter Co-Founders

Black Pastors Denounce Kamala Harris For Praising 'Brilliance' of Black Lives Matter Co-Founders On Friday, a coalition of African American pastors criticized Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris for celebrating the Black Lives Matter organization as the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system.According to The Christian Post, Harris made the remarks during... Read more

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door The Pentagraph reports that Illinois State University football offensive coordinator Kurt Beathard quit after he put a sign on his office door that read "All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus... Read more

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson’s Claim That the Movement Is ‘Trying to Destroy Christianity’

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson's Claim That the Movement Is 'Trying to Destroy Christianity' Last Saturday, one of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter organization spoke out against televangelist Pat Robertson for rendering the group as anti-Christian, Newsweek reports.Robertson, who hosts the 700 Club, made the remarks on Thursday's broadcast as... Read more

10 Beautiful Ways God Tells You How Much You Matter to Him

You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. (Leviticus 20:26)God has called us to be separate from the world. We are salt and light, evidence of His love to those who do not know the hope we have in... Read more

Black Lives Matter: No, We’re Not Trying to ‘Destroy Christianity’ | RELEVANT

Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter released a statement addressing some comments from Pat Robertson, who claimed the BLM movement is “anti-God.” Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the organization, denounced Robertson’s comments in no uncertain terms. “To insinuate that our movement is trying to destroy Christianity is disgraceful and outright offends our Christian siblings who are... Read more

Police Let Pro-Lifers Paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside Planned Parenthood in Baltimore

Police Let Pro-Lifers Paint 'Black Preborn Lives Matter' Outside Planned Parenthood in Baltimore Students for Life of America partnered with two other pro-life groups Saturday to paint Black Preborn Lives Matter on a street outside a Baltimore Planned Parenthood clinic, saying the abortion provider targets minority-dense neighborhoods and that the unborn need a voice.Police did... Read more

Franklin Graham Decries Portland Assault on Man by Antifa, Black Lives Matter Rioters

Franklin Graham Decries Portland Assault on Man by Antifa, Black Lives Matter Rioters Evangelist Franklin Graham condemned a brutal attack on a man that took place on Sunday night in downtown Portland, as violent riots in the city have become a nightly occurrence.The now-viral video, which has over 4 million views on Twitter, shows a... Read more

Antiracism Educators, Your Sources Matter

Unless you are truly living in a monolithic environment, your inbox is probably flooded with invitations to join virtual book clubs, watch parties, webinars, and open-ended discussions on race, power, gender, and privilege. In this watershed moment, we have tightly grasped the fact that these conversations need to be more open and accessible particularly if... Read more

Activist Bevelyn Beatty Explains Why She Defaced a Black Lives Matter Mural in New York

Activist Bevelyn Beatty Explains Why She Defaced a Black Lives Matter Mural in New York The woman who went viral last month for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural in New York City is addressing her actions as well as her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter organization.In an interview with CBN... Read more

2 Pro-Life Activists Arrested in D.C. for Drawing ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic

2 Pro-Life Activists Arrested in D.C. for Drawing 'Black Preborn Lives Matter' Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic Two representatives of Students for Life of America were arrested Saturday by Washington, D.C. police while writing black preborn lives matter in chalk outside a Planned Parenthood, even though the group says it had permission from... Read more

Cardinals’ Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt

Cardinals' Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt One of Major League Baseballs top pitchers says his Christian faith and his love for his teammates compelled him to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt as a show of unity.St. Louis veteran Adam Wainwright and the rest of the... Read more

SF Giants’ Sam Coonrod refuses to kneel for Black Lives Matter: ‘I’m Christian and will only kneel before God’

Sam Coonrod and the San Francisco Giants players prior to their season opener.TwitterSan Francisco Giants pitcher, Sam Coonrod, has said that he will not kneel for Black Lives Matter because he is a Christian and will only kneel before God. The baseball star was the only MLB player who remained standing as players from the... Read more

‘Jesus Matters’: Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York

'Jesus Matters': Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York Two black Christian women are standing up against the Black Lives Matter organization by covering up its murals that have been painted in several New York City locations.The Christian Post reports that on Saturday, activists Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes... Read more

Artist Paints ‘Baby Lives Matter’ Mural Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic

Artist Paints 'Baby Lives Matter' Mural Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic On Saturday morning, pro-life activist Tayler Hansen, mirroring actions of Black Lives Matters activists, painted the words Baby Lives Matter in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah.With recent events unfolding, everybody knows about the Black Lives Matter... Read more

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York Police were called in after a clash on Sunday between Black Lives Matter protesters and churchgoers at a church in Troy, New York.Its unclear why protesters targeted Grace Baptist Church for demonstrations, but activists reportedly harassed church members.According to the... Read more

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter” | RELEVANT Magazine

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a follower of Jesus as a teenager meant that I simply did not know much about life and perspectives other than my own. Thats an unfortunate fact of my life. However, the solution to broadening my worldview was equally as... Read more

Terry Crews under Fire for Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement

Terry Crews under Fire for Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement Well-known actor, TV host and professing Christian Terry Crews has become a polarizing figure amid rising racial tension in the U.S.Late last month, the 51-year-old Americas Got Talent host was met by widespread backlash on Twitter after he expressed concerns over the Black... Read more

Do Chinese lives matter?

(Photo: Unsplash/Pop&Zebra)"Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our times". Just a word of advice: don't wear that on a T-shirt or even say it if you are visiting Hong Kong. It's not just that it's unwise; it is now illegal. Indeed it is illegal for any Hong Kong citizen to say that anywhere in the world... Read more

Dr. Voddie Baucham Speaks Out against the Black Lives Matter Organization

Dr. Voddie Baucham Speaks Out against the Black Lives Matter Organization Dr. Voddie Baucham, the Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, recently gave some words of warning regarding the Black Lives Matter organization on Glenn Becks radio program.According to The Blaze, Baucham cautioned against the organization noting that people... Read more

Black Jesus painting installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

A Last Supper by Lorna May WadsworthJesus is depicted as a black man in a painting being installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 'A Last Supper' by Lorna May Wadsworth is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and depicts a black Jesus with his arms outstretched.  Ms Wadsworth... Read more

No Laughing Matter | RELEVANT Magazine

In light of news that Gaffigan will be starring in a new movie about Jesus People, we thought we’d reshare our interview with the famous comedian and his wife’s story of a time in their life that wasn’t funny at all — and how they found humor and hope in the middle of it.  If... Read more

‘Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,’ Black Lives Matter Leader Says

'Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,' Black Lives Matter Leader Says In an interview with Fox News, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, claimed Jesus was the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.On Wednesday evening, Fox News Host Martha MacCallum had... Read more

Affirm ‘Black Lives Matter’ but Reject the Organization, Mohler Urges Christians

Affirm 'Black Lives Matter' but Reject the Organization, Mohler Urges Christians Christians should affirm the phrase black lives matter but reject the organization that penned the slogan, seminary president Albert Mohler Jr. says in a new column.The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says the three words that have been embraced by Americans... Read more

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says ‘Black Lives Matter’

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says 'Black Lives Matter' (RNS) In a speech offered in lieu of his address at the denominations canceled annual meeting, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear called for members of the nations largest Protestant denomination to declare that black lives matter. We realize that, especially in a moment like... Read more

SBC President: ‘Southern Baptists, We Need to Say It Clearly as a Gospel Issue: Black Lives Matter’ | RELEVANT Magazine

In a lengthy address, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear addressed the largest group of Protestant churches in the U.S. and made some unusually strong statements regarding the SBC’s position on current events and how they relate to the central mission of the conference. Notably, Greear acknowledged the ugly origins of the church he... Read more

It Took Fans Just 25 Hours to Match BTS’ Million Dollar Donation to Black Lives Matter | RELEVANT Magazine

KPop superstars BTS are well-known for being a generally wholesome force with an immense global fandom like few in teen pop history. On Saturday, the group made a rare political statement in which they announced a million-dollar donation to Black Lives Matter, mobilizing their 26 million Twitter followers against racism and brutality. .., ,... Read more