The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity

"Once we are reconciled to God, the estrangement and hostility is over. The peace is sealed for eternity." - Dr. R.C. Sproul, Sr. (1938-2017) Enmity. It is a word that has all but disappeared from our contemporary lexicon. Think about it for a moment. When was the last time you used the word enmity in a … Continue reading The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity

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Hijacking ‘Evangelicalism’

As increasing numbers of professing Christians subscribe to a gospel of social justice - a fundamental tenet of which is the resurrection and prosecution of past sins committed primarily by white evangelical Christians against black people whether by commission or omission - the term ‘evangelical Christian(ity)’ has become synonymous with historical and present-day attitudes of … Continue reading Hijacking ‘Evangelicalism’

‘Big Bang’ Racism

Ex nihilo, nihil fit (Out of nothing, nothing comes) According to the website space.com, in science, the Big Bang Theory is, "the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the … Continue reading ‘Big Bang’ Racism

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 perpetrated against black people, primarily by those who occupy certain positions of authority (e.g. police … Continue reading Why ‘Racism’ Isn’t Wrong

A Soteriology of Selfies: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

"Come see a man who told me all the things that I have done." - John 4:29a (NASB) Nearly two decades after the advent of the first camera phone, selfies remain a thing. It seems everyone from former president Barack Obama to Pope Francis has become enamored with the prospect of taking pictures of the themselves and posting … Continue reading A Soteriology of Selfies: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

A Biblical Theology of the Black-White “Wealth Gap”

Much is being said today about the so-called wealth gap that purportedly exists among black households and white households in America. I say purportedly not to deny that such a divide exists - it does - but to highlight that the very term wealth gap is inherently misleading, as it assumes that such imparity is … Continue reading A Biblical Theology of the Black-White “Wealth Gap”

Why the Talladega College Band Should March in the Trump Inauguration Parade

According to a CBS News article a controversy has arisen regarding the decision by the "Great Tornado" marching band of Talladega College, a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Talladega, Alabama, to participate in the inauguration parade of President-Elect Donald J. Trump on January 20. At first glance it would be easy to … Continue reading Why the Talladega College Band Should March in the Trump Inauguration Parade