Many people today would say that Christianity has done more harm than good to our world. Sharon James argues, however, in seeking to love their neighbour and reflect God’s moral character the followers of Jesus have had a largely positive impact on our society.
When it comes to marriage and singleness our culture is torn. On one hand we idolise the Netflix image of the couple, who seem both fully loved and fully known. Yet on the other hand we also idolise our so-called freedoms—and baulk at the lifelong commitment of marriage. We fear that we might make a mistake and end up with second best. We crave direction in our singleness or marriage—but worry when the answers don’t seem to appear.
In Mother to Son, Jasmine Holmes shares a series of powerful letters to her young son. These are about her journey as an African American Christian and what she wants her son to know as he grows and approaches the world as a black man.