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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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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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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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History
September 4, 2017

The wisdom of God: a reflection on the life of Daniel Hale Williams

I have a fascination with firsts, especially when it comes to historically underrepresented and disenfranchised populations. Those firsts, whether it be first African-american, first female, etc., to break a barrier that previously been been erected provides a sense of encouragement…
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Ethnicity/CultureTheology
August 23, 2017

Is the imago Dei and race a misplaced argument?

With such an emphasis on racism these days, especially after Charlottesville and its reminder that hateful dispositions still remain in our society, the concept of imago Dei has gained much traction. And why shouldn't it? After all, the long entrenched…
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Ethnicity/Culture
August 20, 2017

My step back from the hostility of racial reconciliation

Recently, I penned a post, Some Questions I’m Asking While Off to my White Evangelical Church that drew a bit of attention. To be honest, it was a post that had been stewing for several weeks and one in which I reasoned…
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Ethnicity/Culture
August 16, 2017

An African Perspective On Christianity and Western Influence

I remember the very few history classes I’ve taken between Grade 7 primary school and Form 2. I remember being taught briefly about Rev Chilembwe, Dr Banda, Dr Bakili and Dr David Livingstone. When it came time to talk about…
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