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 …

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On Social Justice Protests and Our Misguided Quest for ‘Unity’

Notwithstanding the myriad reasons professional athletes in America are protesting the national anthem, President Donald Trump, law enforcement officers, the military, or other social, civil, or political issue, entity, or individual, there appears to be a certain degree of naivety connected with the stated goals and objectives of these demonstrations. Many of these athletes have …

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The Struggle for Social Justice is a Struggle with 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 to that in a moment. But let me say, parenthetically, that by 'injustice' I'm referring …

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Is the Gospel No Longer Enough for Black Christians?

Located on one of the most historic streets in the United States, particularly for black Americans, Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta, stands the venerable Big Bethel AME Church. "Big Bethel", as it is affectionately and reverently known, was founded in 1847, the same year educator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass began publishing his anti-slavery newspaper The …

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How ‘Woke Theology’ is Weakening the Black Church

"The business of Christianity is not simply to make us feel happier or even to make us live a better life, it is to reconcile us to God."  - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones There is a movement afoot, particularly within black evangelical circles, to extol, if not exalt, social justice as the raison d'etre, that is, the …

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Your Marriage Is Designed To Kill You (figuratively speaking, of course)

It is a subject that has been - and continues to be - talked about to infinity and back. That subject is marriage. More specifically, how to have a 'happy marriage' (with 'happy' being open to interpretation). It is interesting in today's ever-changing social milieu that marriage, despite its myriad definitions, is still viewed by many as a …

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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 …

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