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Black Man in White Man’s Territory, 3: Sociology, Cultural Marxism, and the Church

I strongly believe that sociological inquiry can be a wonderful tool in our analysis of the role of race in the church. However, I believe the Bible’s teachings should be … Continue reading

The Gospel and Friendship Part 2: Application

Too often some who profess Christ choose to backbite, devour, and destroy one another in our churches and on social media rather than love one another.

Black Man in White Man’s Territory, Part 2: History and Terms

Race has always played an important role in the identity development of Christians. In fact, many times it is unfortunately the central role.

The Gospel and Friendship Part 1: The Context of Gal. 4:12-20

In my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, the old saying “a house divided” emerges every year during basketball season. This phrase refers to the basketball rivalry between the University of Louisville … Continue reading

Black Man in White Man’s Territory, 1: A Contemporary Crisis

The first in a series of posts exploring the experiences of Black men in predominantly White churches.

3 Ways Culture Informs Theology

Culture is important. It’s not more important than Scripture, but it can help us better understand the Bible.

Is It the Church We Despise, Or Is It Sin?

I realized it wasn’t the Church I despised. It was sin.

“First World” Politics

Many of us are freed up to engage politics in a “first-world” kind of way. But we ought not vote solely for our own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Can Kanye West Be Your Worship Pastor?

In our worship services, we’re being led into the presence of a God who has holy standards for both how we worship and who leads us in it.

The Calling to Dignity

It’s been my custom to read good Christian books to the members of our church as they trickle in for our mid-week Bible study. For about 5-10 minutes I read … Continue reading

Sold for a Bag of Flour

A desperate transaction led to a transformational relationship

The Next Day

What must the first day in Jamestown have been like for the 20 & odd Negroes

C’mon Up!