My name is Jemar Tisby. I’m a Christian, historian, writer, and speaker. My first book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism was released in January 2019 from Zondervan.
This is my personal blog. I try to be helpful by reflecting on the great experiences I’ve had and turning them into life lessons. I write about issues of history, race, justice, and Christianity.
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I serve as president of The Witness, a Black Christian Collective. I am also the co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast. I am currently writing my dissertation as part of the PhD program in history at the University of Mississippi.
I grew up just north of Chicago, not actually in the city, so I always say I’m from the Chicago-area. I became a Christian at the age of 16 through a high school youth group and my life hasn’t been the same since.
I went to the University of Notre Dame, but I’ve never been Catholic. I had a great experience there and even spent a semester in Jerusalem. I stayed at ND one more year and I worked in their campus ministry department. You can read more about my college memories here.
I joined Teach For America and they assigned me to the Mississippi Delta Corps. I taught sixth grade at a public charter school and I’m sure I learned more from my students than I ever taught them.
After four years of teaching I started my seminary career at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. I loved my time there, but after just one year, God called me back to my former school where I became the principal for three years.
In June 2011, I moved to Jackson, Mississippi to finish my MDIV at RTS Jackson. Along the way, I married my wife, and we had a son. Although we are not sure where the future will take us, we love the Deep South–especially the weather, people, and food!
I published my first book, The Color of Compromise, in January of 2019. It is a historical survey of the American church’s complicity with racism with practical suggestions for moving forward.
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