December 3, 2017

by T. Max Christie McMillan  In a previous post on Facebook, I explained that flirting and sexual harassment are not one and the same, citing my extensive HR (Employee Relations/EEO) experience as part of the premise for my position. This gave rise to some questions, concerns, and some comment section and inbox push back. So, allow me to be clear. If you look at what is happening to men in the public eye and this scares you, consider what you are… Read more

December 3, 2017

by Derrick Holmes I believe that our deepest love for something (or someone) is often made manifest in how honest we are about its current state. This demonstrates the depth of the devotion we have toward it. It must be the most genuine variety of love for the feeling to remain despite the dysfunction or demons (pun intended) evident in them. That love not only exposes things that might be wrong but it also empowers us to confidently confront the… Read more

November 12, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, our founder and managing editor, Dr. Andre E. Johnson, was a special guest on radio station 1340 WLOK’s Let’s Talk About It with Twana Coleman. The subject of their conversation was politics. They discussed the election in Virginia and New Jersey, Trump and the Russian hacking scandal and the role of race plays in electoral politics. See the discussion below. Donate to the Work of R3 Like the work, we do at Rhetoric Race and… Read more

November 12, 2017

We here at R3 are pleased to announce the publication of the Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States edited by Eric C. Miller. We are also pleased to announce that R3 founder and managing editor, Andre E. Johnson has a chapter in the book. Pre-order your copy today. About the Book: The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States, fifteen scholars from this field address the variety of forms that free, public religiosity may assume, and which rhetorical… Read more

November 6, 2017

The R3 book series is pleased to announce the publication of  Contemporary Christian Culture: Message, Mission, and Dilemmas edited by Omotayo O. Banjo and Kesha Morant Willimas.  Pre-order your copy today!  About the Book: Contemporary Christian Culture: Messages, Missions, and Dilemmas studies Christian media, its meanings, and its impact on social perceptions and lived experiences in a multicultural context and from within a communication framework. This interdisciplinary collection expands the dialogue surrounding race, culture, and Christian messages and provides a valuable resource… Read more

November 4, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Tom Fuerst engaged his Facebook followers in a threaded discussion on race and the Gospel. He started the thread by writing, “White pastors, if you’re not talking about racism, you’re not preaching Jesus.” From there, several people offered comments. Below is a sampling of Tom comments in the thread. To read the other comments and to see the entire thread, please click here.     by Tom Fuerst White pastors, if you’re not talking about racism,… Read more

November 3, 2017

by Ernest Gibson III To the young white man who asked me, “Dr. Gibson, where did you get your eloquence?” I am writing you here, as I am afraid I was unable to be completely honest in the moment in which you posed the question. You see, I have mastered the art of taming my rage, of offering it in such a way that it would not be disruptive. I suppose we might say that it too has an eloquence… Read more

October 20, 2017

In the Spring of 2017, I taught a graduate seminar that focused on the rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last year of his life. More specifically, we examined King within the African American prophetic tradition and placed special emphasis on his prophetic pessimism. In this second panel, students presented versions of their final papers in the class for the Graduate Association of African American History Conference held at the University of Memphis. The title of this panel was… Read more

October 20, 2017

In the Spring of 2017, I taught a graduate seminar that focused on the rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last year of his life. More specifically, we examined King within the African American prophetic tradition and placed special emphasis on his prophetic pessimism. In this first panel, students presented versions of their final papers in the class for the Graduate Association of African American History Conference held at the University of Memphis. The title of this panel… Read more

October 19, 2017

The founder and managing editor of the R3 blog, Dr. Andre E. Johnson was a guest on the Profane Faith podcast. Hosted by Dr. Daniel White Hodge, Dr. Johnson discussed the terrorist attack in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people and wounding over 500. By examining the intersection of race, gender, class, and faith, Dr. Johnson also helped us to understand how the media framed this story and why “thoughts and prayers” have become our national gun policy…. Read more

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