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 …

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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 …

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A Theology of the Electoral College

As I consider that today the United States Electoral College will cast its votes to certify Donald Trump as America's 45th President-Elect, I am struck by the reality that there actually is much theology to be found within the Constitution. Please understand that in stating the aforementioned, I am in no way inferring or implying …

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Socialized Medicine and the Sovereignty of God

I recently came across the story of Anita and Wolf Gottschalk, an elderly Canadian couple who are being forced to live in separate care facilities due to a backlog in the Canada healthcare system. The Gottschalks, who are in their 80s, have been married 62 years. The situation in which the Gottschalks find themselves is regrettable to say the least. After …

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The Insufficiency of Our Efforts to Achieve Racial Reconciliation

“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that thy would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him …

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Reflections on the 4th of July From a Black Christian Conservative

"...and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation." Acts 17:26 (NASB) I distinctly remember celebrating Independence Day as a young boy growing up in the Dixie Hills housing projects on the west side …

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Black Christian Millennials: Seeking Perfect Justice in an Imperfect World

Image credit: fusion.net Disclaimer: The following commentary is in response to an article published on the website fusion.net entitled Black Youth Are Going Church-Hopping and Here's Why by Tyree Boyd-Pates. It is not meant as a criticism of Mr. Boyd-Pates nor of black millennials in general. It is merely my humble attempt to respectfully engage …

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