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 biblically and historically consistent.

RTS Orlando President, Dr. Don Sweeting, interviews Tony Carter. Learn how Tony can embrace the theology of men who owned slaves and what he has to say about the perception of Reformed Christians who have been viewed as less than vigorous in denouncing the sins of slavery and, thus, implying their approval of it.

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Tony Carter

Tony Carter

Anthony Carter (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary) is lead pastor of East Point Church in East Point, Georgia, an organizing member of the Council of Reforming Churches, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of several books, including Black and Reformed: Seeing God’s Sovereignty in the African-American Christian Experience. Anthony and his wife, Adriane, have five children.


  • Avatar Ritetheology says:

    Don Sweeting “…. As an Anglo pastor….Is racism still big factor in our culture……” Brother Tony I applaud you for having to sit through this interview, I wouldn’t have done it.
    Good Job!!!

  • Avatar Ritetheology says:

    Brother Tony the young brother asks a good question about reformed theology. Why do we need to use the title “reformed”. Black people in my community wouldn’t go for Amillenialism. How are we as black people to believe that we’re in the millennial now, that things are getting better. The Apostle Paul wasn’t a Calvinist, rather Calvin was a leaky Paulist.

    Appreciate your ministry

  • Avatar Tony Carter says:

    Thanks bro. I actually don’t find black people repelled by the term “reformed.” Whether the term is used or not, the issue is whether or not what we teach is biblical. If it is biblical, titles are helpful but not necessary. I find them helpful because it puts our faith in historical context.

    I’m not sure what the reference to “amillenialism” means. Being reformed does not require amillenialism. In fact, I know quite a few reformed brothers and sisters who are postmil and others who are premil. Besides, I am sure you would agree that whether or not someone goes for a doctrine is not a litmus test for whether or not we teach it, right?

    Always appreciate you coming on the porch and joining the conversation. Talk to you again soon.

  • Avatar Tony Carter says:

    Thanks man. I feel what you are saying!

  • Avatar RK says:

    Pastor Carter I really appreciated this vid. I also wanted to stop by and say hi. My wife and I visited your church about 2 years ago when were home on Summer vacation from Korea. It’s good to see that you are still going strong. The next time we are home we plan to visit the church again.

  • Avatar Tony Carter says:

    Thanks brother. I do hope if you are ever in the ATL again, you will pay us a visit. Much has changed at East Point Church, and yet by God’s grace, much has stayed the same. God bless.

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