Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby is an author at Religion News Service.

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Battle lines form over social justice: Is it gospel or heresy?

By Jemar Tisby — September 6, 2018
(RNS) — In the current social climate some Christians have called for new movements to fight the marginalization of minorities and the poor as an expression of discipleship. But others see calls for social justice as a distraction from the gospel. 

James Cone, the cross, and the lynching memorial

By Jemar Tisby — April 30, 2018
(RNS) — James Cone refused to assign any authenticity to a religion that claimed to be Christian but did not address the liberation of black people from white supremacy.

Is Reformed theology for black people?

By Jemar Tisby — October 31, 2017
(RNS) — Given the history of slavery and racism practiced by white Reformed Christians, black people are an unlikely group to identify as Reformed. But that doesn't mean it didn't resonate.
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