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November 18, 2017

A Christianity So “Cool”, It’s To Die For

You will forgive my tardiness, but only a few days ago did I come across an article published earlier this month on the website Vice.com entitled: Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again. It profiles four ‘woke’…
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October 25, 2017

Why Racism Isn’t Wrong

In surveying the current socio-cultural landscape in America, it seems increasing numbers of individuals are either identifying as social justice activists or aspire to be one. What began with the protestations of one individual over perceived systemic “racial” injustices being…
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October 23, 2017

Racial Reconciliation: Political or Theological

If racial reconciliation could be legislated by laws, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation would have reconciled Americans in the 19th century. If racial reconciliation could be achieved by social justice, Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream would have become a reality in…
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ChurchCurrent Events
October 10, 2017

The devil is in the details: on distractions and causes

In 1942, C.S. Lewis published the Screwtape Letters, a compilation of creatively crafted letters from a sinister fictional character, Uncle Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood. The letters comprised instructions to Wormwood for him to frustrate, block, splinter, harass and lull…
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October 10, 2017

A Nigger and an Uncle Tom

Black people call me “Uncle Tom” far more than White people call me “nigger”. It’s not White people who use racial slurs against me, it’s Black people. They grumble about me because I am Black but think differently than they…
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October 6, 2017

What do they stand for?

We know why Colin Kaepernick took a knee, but do we know what he stands for? I don’t think we do, and I’m not sure Kaepernick does either. Last year, when American soccer player Megan Rapinoe took a knee during…
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BibleCurrent Events
September 10, 2017

Newsflash: the Bible will hurt your feelings

The internet has been abuzz the lately over the Nashville Statement, delivered from a joint conference between the Center for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  The statement succinctly lays out a case for the…
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September 6, 2017

A Social Savior

“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29 As I continue to scan the landscape of Christian social justice activism, that is, social justice-labeled activities that are said to be carried out “in…
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August 19, 2017

What does it mean to be an activist?

I think for me, I've never seen activism done well. When I think of the word "activism" I think of angry screaming matches of people carrying picket signs and drawing lines in the sand saying your either with me or…
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