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Friday, March 29, 2019

Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label

Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label
Evangelical Distinctives: Other Views
Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label
A conversation with an incredulous friend gave me a chance to tell my story.
Brandon Washington
I am both black and evangelical.
Two years ago I was challenged on these dual allegiances because they have been deemed mutually exclusive. It was during the 2016 presidential campaign and I was online registering for the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society. A friend was nearby and, upon noticing what I was doing, exclaimed, “You’re an evangelical?!”
It was a challenging question. For some it would seem odd. My friend is seminary-trained, robustly academic, and ...
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