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 …

December 23rd, 2016

Misreading the Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

reading the bible

The Bible is probably the only ancient text that any Mike, Mary or Marcia waxes warm about despite stark ignorance of the book’s actual texts and historical contexts (plural).

The lay critic may be very educated but (s)he and even …