Culture/Ethnicity

Where was the Injustice in Ferguson?

In the wake of Ferguson, Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams to discuss where he specifically saw injustice in the legal proceedings. What are your thoughts? What can we do going forward? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Tori Rector via Flickr Creative Commons)

The Poor: The Christian’s Mirror

Given the grand jury’s decision re: the Michael Ferguson case, we had a civil rights attorney who worked in the Deep South for nearly five years reflect on Ferguson. Though media have moved on from that city, we still have much to mourn for, to learn, and to rejoice in.

How Ferguson Can Kill You, Too

Isaac Adams looks at Ferguson and suggests four practical applications that Christians are uniquely suited to employ. Are these legitimate steps given the pain and seeming chaos ensuing?

Aloe Blacc, King David and Us: Lessons in Not Being the Man

You can tell ever’ body, “I’m the man. I’m da man, I’m da man!” It’s a catchy tune by Aloe Blacc that I have to admit I’ve found my head … Continue reading

The Divide in the Black Church that Most Troubles Me

The African-American Church, much like churches of every other ethnic stripe, faces a number of potential divides. There’s the perennial split between liberal and conservative theological groups. There’s the split … Continue reading

One More Time: MJ or KJ?

The NBA Finals recently ended. Thabiti Anyabwile, an unashamed “Lebron Hater,” asks “who is the greatest NBA player of all time?” Michael Jordan or King James? Someone else? C’mon up on the porch and let us know what you think!

You’re Not Alone

Nearly 12 years ago, God opened my eyes to Reformed theology during a study through the book of John. As we began to look at Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus, the … Continue reading

Some Friendly Pastoral Thoughts for My Friends in the Arts

For some time now there’s been a significant debate raging with regard to Christians, the arts and cultural engagement. It seemed the Christian Hip Hop world might tear itself apart … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and Social Change (pt. 2)

This is the second part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

Reformed Theology and the Status Quo (pt. 1)

This is the first part of Thabiti’s two-part lecture series at First Presbyterian (Columbia, SC) and Erskine Seminary. He was delivering the annual John L. Girardeau lectures. Girardeau (1825-1898) pastored a congregation of … Continue reading

My People, My People: A Response to Christian Genocide from the Inside-Out

“The murderers had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. . . His neck was cut, toes were broken and hands were slashed and burned.  His face was burned, … Continue reading

When Evil Is No Imposition, Suffering Is the Remedy

Three hours ago my wife and I put the kids to bed, grabbed our favorite throw, snuggled on the couch and clicked “play” on 12 Years a Slave. Three hours … Continue reading