Written in Protest
Will the zeal of Asbury University’s revival connect with God’s justice?
By Andre Henry — February 23, 2023
(RNS) — If it stays true to the call of the Hebrew prophets, the Asbury revival won't stop at summoning people to personal piety.
How students could give Ron DeSantis an African American history lesson
By Andre Henry — January 30, 2023
How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation
By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
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If I can rage about Black Lives Matter, I can hear Black women rage about Black men
By Andre Henry — August 31, 2022
(RNS) — What I expect from my persecutors I should expect of myself when I’m called out for persecution.
When soul music becomes sanctuary from racial terror
By Andre Henry — June 29, 2022
(RNS) — In the current fascist counterrevolution, a watering hole founded by Motown songwriters offers peace.
Kendrick Lamar’s new album reminds us that even prophets are fallible
By Andre Henry — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — His first album in five years has the Pulitzer Prize winner counting the costs of truth-telling.
Revolution with ease: Six books by Black women on justice
By Andre Henry — March 21, 2022
(RNS) — Women writers center an ease and pleasure rarely encountered in the work of Black male revolutionaries.
Deconstruction is a valid Christian practice. Ask Martin Luther.
By Andre Henry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — Deconstruction has long been seen as a healthy expression of Christian faithfulness.
Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters
By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.
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.
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Written in Protest
Andre Henry is program manager for the Racial Justice Institute at Christians for Social Action. He writes a weekly email and hosts a podcast called "Hope & Hard Pills," sharing insight on anti-racism and social change. Andre is also is an award-winning singer-songwriter. He has a Master of Arts in theology, with an emphasis in biblical languages from Fuller Theological Seminary. Andre is currently writing a book with Convergent Books!