Culture/Ethnicity

Talking about Racial Justice with Others

Recently, I had the privilege of talking with a group of Christians who work at Spotify. They’ve formed a group, Christians@, who support and encourage one another in Jesus as … Continue reading

Pastors on Policing

Policing has been a subject of discussion in our country for a long time. The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others by the police, puts it back on the front page. Now, it’s on The Front Porch.
In this episode, Thabiti and Louis discuss policing from their unique perspectives as pastors. C’mon up and join the conversation.

The Christian and Critical Race Theory, Part 3: A Bridge: Dr. Derrick Bell

Bell’s work signaled a return to the more “radical” elements of W.E.B. Du Bois, Oliver C. Cox, Stokely Carmichael, and even Dr. King.

Work Out–Not for–Your Salvation in Opposition to Racism!

Why do New Testament authors speak of both the necessity of Christian obedience for final salvation and justification by faith alone and salvation by grace through faith?

4 Reasons We Left the SBC

Pastor John Onwuchekwa explains why he’s leaving the Southern Baptist Convention after nine years of ministry.

Three Good Looks at Systemic Racism

Videos from Dr. Tony Evans, Pastor Vermon Pierre and Phil Vischer provide a good overview for the uninitiated

The Christian and Critical Race Theory, Part 2: The Segregationist Discourse and Civil Rights Retrenchment

To tell the story of the rise of critical race theory historically, we have to consider the segregationist and anti-Civil Rights context that spawned it.

Racism and the Wrath of God

The behavior of racists reveals God has handed them over to his wrath in this present evil age and they need the only kind of repentance that saves from God’s wrath.

Lamenting Together as a Local Church

One church laments together, bringing both pain and trust to God our Father

Running Into Racism, Part 1

Going out for a morning run should be routine for those who enjoy running. Not so for many Black men. Louis talks with Stephen about a routine run turned racist and could have cost him his life.

Black Man in White Man’s Territory, 5: Prone to… Callousness?

An exploration of the apathy that sometimes marks the experience of Black men and women in white evangelical 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.