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F. Romall Smalls

F. Romall Smalls is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by F. Romall Smalls

A biblical answer to the $1 trillion problem of student debt

By F. Romall Smalls — May 2, 2018
(RNS) — Believe that the creator of the universe made us all for a much higher purpose than to languish in debt.

Am I not a theologian too?

By F. Romall Smalls — March 15, 2018
(RNS) — Why don’t more of us study and think of theological giants like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his chief of staff, the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, as theologians?

The sacred space of Giovanni’s room

By F. Romall Smalls — December 4, 2017
(RNS) — 'I know this may sound crazy to those who still harbor deep spiritual and psychological wounds from 'church hurt' around their sexuality, but I urge you to trust and believe that although some humans may have harmed you, G-d, however, is still seeking to be reconciled with you through unconditional love,' writes F. Romall Smalls.

Trump’s religious liberty executive order: Don’t fall for it, church

By F. Romall Smalls — May 24, 2017
(RNS) The president trusts that power comes from human sources, and he would like the church to depend on them. I do not, writes F. Romall Smalls.

‘Greenleaf’ portrayal of black church sexuality all too familiar

By F. Romall Smalls — March 29, 2017
(RNS) Why is the African-American church seemingly so challenged when it comes to dealing with the diversity of human sexuality and gender identity in our congregations?

Lamenting our gentrified churches

By F. Romall Smalls — March 1, 2017
(RNS) In this growing trend of buying up and razing historically African-American churches to make way for new urban developments, we lose parts of our heritage.

My reply to Kim Burrell: ‘We all have a seat at God’s table’

By F. Romall Smalls — January 11, 2017
(RNS) No misguided biblical literalist can distort or destroy the sanctity of our lives and testimonies as children of God, created out of divine, unconditional love and with a purpose.
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