urban apologist, Ernest Grant rifts on Ancient African Christianity for Christianity Today
“This is a paradox, a koan for our limited human understanding. But, our constant attention to living liberated requires constant commitment to our own humility - renunciation of our ego - and through the consistency of effort, we become that state which we are attending to. The verb becomes the noun. The act becomes the state.”
“This idea of having a sacred book and not being able to read it,” he said in a phone interview, “that’s a window into her piety. And it is in line with a longer tradition one finds in the black religious experience in North America...”
7 Days of Kwanzaa. 7 Excerpts from Chapter 3 of a forthcoming essay series, “#CELEBRATE: Meditations on a Black Festive Culture.” Day 5. Nia
7 Days of Kwanzaa. 7 Excerpts from Chapter 3 of a forthcoming essay series, “#CELEBRATE: Meditations on a Black Festive Culture.” Day 2. Kujichagulia
Luke 15:24 "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry."
1 Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.