Donald R Barbera's Blog Posts Tagged 'African' (3)

Theodicy and the Black Experience

Why Lord?: Suffering and Evil in Black Theology—Anthony Pinn—Theodicy has to do with suffering under a loving and benevolent God. It is a difficult subject because it challenges why bad things sometimes happen to good people. This book will not make it any better, but you will see that someone is at least trying to explain it in a religious context.

As Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year" in 2006, Pinn provides a clear look at the idea of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

The Negro Motorist Green Book

Today, most folks wouldn't believe unless they saw it, but “The Negro Motorist Green Book” was a necessity for African Americans traveling around the United States during the Jim Crow era when discrimination against “people of color,” e…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 12, 2014 at 9:20pm — 10 Comments

A Majority of Christians Know Little About Their Religion

My alternate title for this piece was "You Don't Know Jack," but it would be such a reach, so, I said it plainly. Occasionally, a Christian or two chooses to debate me about the Bible and of course I leave them asking themselves why they chose me to debate. It is not that I am a great debater, rather, it is that they know so little about the Bible. As long as we speak of the Bible itself as far as content, they manage to hang in until the discrepancies, autocratic behaviors, sexism…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 19, 2011 at 8:46am — 7 Comments

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