Theology

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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

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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

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Pitfalls of Theology

How does Reformed theology keep Christians from falling into self-righteousness? Thabiti Anyabwile weighs in, ultimately saying that despite man’s sin, Reformed theology helps us better see he who keeps Christians, … Continue reading

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Reformed Theology Is on the Chopping Block!

It’s Reformation Day! The day we celebrate Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany and launching, by God’s grace, the Protestant Reformation. Who knew … Continue reading

Big God Theology: The Contributions and Challenges of African-American Theology

In this talk, Thabiti Anyabwile narrows the broad subject of African-American theology down to “Big God Theology” — a yearning that has existed in the African-American church historically for a … Continue reading

Barriers to Reformed Theology

Ken Jones talks about the many barriers, on both sides, that hinder African-American Christians from intentionally embracing Reformed theology. He explains how other ethnicities can better appreciate the unique context … Continue reading

Ken Jones on Being Reformed

Ken Jones weighs in on how the early Christian creeds define what it means to be Reformed, and why TULIP and the five sola’s are not necessarily a part of … Continue reading

Tony Carter, “On Being Black and Reformed”

In his book, On Being Black and Reformed, Tony Carter wanted to show that being Reformed is not antithetical to the African-American Christian experience and to demonstrate that Reformed theology is … Continue reading

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Reformed Theology & Ethnocentrism

Discussing why many African-Americans feel foreign to Reformed theology, Thabiti Anyabwile explains how faith in Jesus Christ should radically redefine any Christian’s life and identity.