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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

“Holding On”, Part Two

One of the keys to holding on is to know Who’s Holding Who.

Justice Sneaks Ahead Quietly

Sometimes justice works quietly, almost unnoticed, until it dawns.

Holding On

Q, What do you think is the most painful thing in pastoral ministry? A. Seeing a long-time faithful brother or sister walk away from the Lord. Let’s talk about Holding On.

C’mon Up!