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Ethnicity/Culture
September 23, 2017

The Struggle for Social Justice is a Struggle for Ourselves

There is great emphasis being placed today by Christian social justice activists on remediating the adverse effects of historical and contemporary injustices, particularly as it relates to its generational impact on people of color in America. I will speak more…
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Theology
September 20, 2017

Identity and Baptism

In dealing with the numerous struggles in the Christian life and growth toward maturity and sanctification, I am constantly drawn to the same question that was raised by the apostle Paul in Romans, “Do you not know that all of…
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Ethnicity/CultureHistory
September 14, 2017

On Christianity and Confederate Statues

So it happened today. As I was driving home from work this evening, I heard on the news station that the demolition crew had finally been given the green light to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee at…
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ChurchEthnicity/Culture
September 14, 2017

In defense of color-blindness (sort of)

There is an impetus today to reject color-blindness and the reasons are quite valid.  If someone says, “I don’t see color” or worse, “God doesn’t see color” rebuke is the natural impulse since God himself created a beautiful array of…
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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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Podcasts
September 9, 2017

Another Bar Podcast must listen: Tim Bayly

Yesterday, as I was cleaning my house, I opened up the latest episode of the Bar Podcast where Tim Bayly was the guest speaker. I had never heard of Mr. Bayly but immediately was impressed with his podcast "presence" and…
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Theology
September 8, 2017

A New Identity: How Union with Christ Shapes Who We Really Are

  Being a person of color is an interesting experience. Being a person of color who grew up in three different cultures is an even more interesting. If I were to define what life honestly felt like until my mid-teens,…
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Current Events
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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