Who Gets to Define Black Faith? Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright & the Pursuit of A Promised Land

November 25, 2020

Why do we tend to take the opinions of non-theologians – over that of theologians, on matters of faith?

Recently, there’s been much discussion about the swipes that Barack Obama took at Jeremiah Wright in his new book.

Some of you might be saying: “what swipes?” You might not have heard because mainstream news isn’t speaking on it yet. Here’s a very good analysis to get you started.

Believe me: it’ll become part of the Georgia Run Off Election for Rev. Raphael Warnock…so you might want to take note. Fox is starting early, as you would figure. Check them out…

And Barack Obama is giving White Power the playbook by which to attack the way Christ and His Gospel has spoken to Black people in America, in order to provide us with comfort in the midst of White supremacist aggression.

But, Obama is not the problem. I don’t begrudge him the choice he freely made for his life and the life of his family. That’s between him and his god.

Barack Obama is just another example in a long list of examples, where folk have been allowed to misinterpret the Gospel of Jesus Christ and remain part of the Beloved Community without correction.

We have to love each other better than that, if we are to realize that Black Lives Matter. So, what does Love require of the Black Church in the midst of these assaults on the faith given us by God and the free expression of it?

That’s what we are getting at in this episode of Blacks with Power. Check it out and let us know: what would have to happen over the next 3-4 years for the Black Church to protect Black people from any further heresy creeping into Black Faith?

What are Your Thoughts?