Andre Henry is an author at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Andre Henry
In the beginning, there was reggae
By Andre Henry — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — Reggae music encapsulates the prophetic spirituality I looked to embody when I was an evangelical Christian but could never find.
Why the SBC attacks on critical race theory are a good sign
By Andre Henry — June 14, 2021
(RNS) — It's no time to lament that patrons of racist progress are fighting back.
How George Floyd finally made us see the link between systemic racism and colonialism
By Andre Henry — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Today's protesters see similarities between the Israeli occupation and European expansion across North America.
A guilty verdict for Chauvin shouldn’t have required a global uprising
By Andre Henry — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — If this is success, we are still accepting an incredibly high bar to get basic accountability we should expect.
The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy
By Andre Henry — February 19, 2021
(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.
From the Capitol to critical race theory, white Christians grieve declining hegemony
By Andre Henry — January 13, 2021
(RNS) — Connecting the spectacle at the Capitol with the SBC seminary presidents' statements is the effort to sustain white supremacy.
God’s on his throne. But we still have to do the work.
By Andre Henry — November 5, 2020
(RNS) — The message to the powerful is ‘God is on the throne; act like it!’
Stop telling Black people to pray for Donald Trump
By Andre Henry — October 5, 2020
(RNS) — The charge to pray for stricken leaders has often been turned against oppressed people, and the Bible makes clear it's acceptable to decline.
To finish the fight for freedom, we need a revolutionary tea party for racial justice
By Andre Henry — July 4, 2020
(RNS) — The basic principle we all celebrate on Independence Day, the consent of the governed, has long been broken in two by the color line.
When Christians won’t acknowledge racism, protest becomes church
By Andre Henry — June 8, 2020
(RNS) — I was told by classmates, mentors and friends in the evangelical world that my advocacy for black lives was hateful, heretical and a distraction for Christians.
White evangelicals’ attacks on James Cone are about power, not truth
By Andre Henry — January 9, 2020
(RNS) — A specter has been haunting white evangelicalism, in the shape of the late James Cone, a founder of black liberation theology.
Why Trump — not Jesus — is at the heart of white Christian love for Kanye
By Andre Henry — October 30, 2019
(RNS) — White supremacy has always been on the lookout for black spokespeople. From the moment he donned that red hat, Kanye became their great black hope to endorse their white nationalist messiah.
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