Theology

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

Book Review: Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits, by T.D. Jakes

  T.D. Jakes, Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits. Atria Books, 2007. 278 pages. $24.00 Dubbed “America’s Best Preacher” by Time magazine, T.D. Jakes has become a household name and a … Continue reading

Considering Pastoral Ministry? Here are Some Helpful Reads

We (Tony, Lou, and Thabiti) love having conversations up on The Front Porch. It’s an honor to ask and answer questions of y’all and to sharpen one another. One brother … Continue reading

Helping Them Out: Thinking About Loved Ones Still in Places of Error

One of the most difficult realities in coming to the truth is the thought of leaving someone behind in error. This becomes extremely difficult when that someone is very close … Continue reading

Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slaveholder be Trusted by the Descendants of Slaves

In this talk, Thabiti Anyabwile answers the difficult question — should African-Americans in particular claim, regard highly, and trust the theology of a slave-holder? This question carries the freight of … Continue reading

From Oneness Pentecostalism to Reformed Theology: One Man’s Journey, Pt. 2

This is second and final part of Louis Love’s conversation with Leython Williams, discussing Leython’s journey from Oneness Pentecostalism to Reformed Theology. In this podcast, Leython explains when and what … Continue reading

The Actual Accomplishment of Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my previous blogs on racial reconciliation, I discussed the need for racial reconciliation and the provision for racial reconciliation. In post 1, I proposed that racism fundamentally exists … Continue reading

Book Review: The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety and Public Witness

I love it when Amazon recommends something that actually interests me. It doesn’t happen often. But every once in a while the online merchandising giant flashes something before me that … Continue reading

The Death of Jesus Christ as God’s Provision for Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my first post on racial reconciliation, I proposed a gospel-centered vision for racial reconciliation. I suggested that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the solution to the problem … Continue reading

The Need for Gospel-Centered Racial Reconciliation

Introduction President Obama’s historic election to the White House in November 2008 spoke volumes about how far the United States has come on the race issue since the dawn of … Continue reading

What Are We Going to Do with Our “Crazy Confederate Uncles”?

I hate to say my uncle “Sonny” was my favorite uncle growing up. I hate to say it because all my uncles were great dudes. Uncle “Whimp” was the coolest. … Continue reading

Keeping Black Christians at Arm’s Length

I am always encouraged by the many black Christians I see and hear about embracing and rejoicing in the truths of Reformed theology. Seemingly in all segments of the church, … Continue reading