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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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Current Events
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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Single Saints
October 5, 2017

Church, Stop Telling Her to “Wait” on Her Boaz

  Since Google is one of my favorite "friends", I decided to hit her up on one of the most annoying Christian search engine trends.  I typed in “Ruth and Boaz” and her response was telling.: “7 Keys of Finding…
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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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