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Karel Teissig’s Black Jesus

At the end of the TV miniseries Killing Jesus that premiered this March, several contemporary Jesus artworks scan the screen. I recognized many of them, but one that was new to me and that I really like is a crucifixion … Continue reading

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“Africanizing Christian Art” exhibition in Tenafly, NJ

Through July 30, 2014, the African Art Museum of the Society of African Missions is hosting an exhibition called “Africanizing Christian Art,” curated by Nicholas J. Bridger. About a half-hour drive from New York City, the museum is located in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

As a schoolgirl, I was taught plenty about slavery and segregation in the US; I was taught that both were gross injustices, shameful times in our nation’s past. There was so much emphasis on the civil rights movement in our … Continue reading

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What the cross has to say to civil rights struggles

On September 15, 1963, a bomb tore through the east wall of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little black girls who were attending Sunday school. The act of four white men, this bombing was only one … Continue reading

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MLK, Pippin, and the Holy Mountain

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, I’d like to highlight the work of one who shared Dr. King’s vision, but whose microphone was a canvas. This painting by self-taught African American artist Horace … Continue reading

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