February 16th, 2017

Henry Garrett and White Myths

by Clinton Chisholm

white myth

There is, among some white folk, the view that, once you think of ancient Africa (or modern Africa for people like Garrett) you think of a monolithic primitive society and of ‘savages’. Ignorance is commingled with ethnocentric or racist arrogance …

February 10th, 2017

Shoddy Arguments About Blacks in History

by Clinton Chisholm

blacks in history

Afrocentrism and Black consciousness are necessary as correctives to white myth-making ventures and as means of enlightenment for Blacks though, at times, there needs to be greater linguistic care in some of the assertions made during the corrective project. We …

February 7th, 2017

Beyond Immorality?

by Clinton Chisholm

morality

The Church of Jesus Christ (all groupings including Moravians) should not register alarm or surprise at the mixed flock of birds that has swarmed around us and will continue so to do (most of the birds being john crows or …

February 7th, 2017

Black Consciousness Revisited

by Clinton Chisholm

black

Over the last five hundred years, Christianity in Africa and in most countries with people of African ancestry, has been charged with outright racism (when non-Blacks headed the hierarchy within denominations) and with inverse racism (when Blacks headed the hierarchy …

February 7th, 2017

Dr. Burchel Taylor’s Call to Humility

by Clinton Chisholm

humility

It is beyond controversy that Dr. the Rev. Burchell Taylor is one of the Caribbean region’s best preacher-teachers. In fact I have said to clergy colleagues and got their concurrence that whenever you hear Dr. Taylor preach from any text …

December 23rd, 2016

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

by Clinton Chisholm

ancient text

At the risk of further irritating the ignorant but proud online critics who waxed warm against my ‘Misreading the Bible’ column in the Jamaica Observer of December 18, 2016, I share additional pointers which first appeared in the Barbados Advocate …