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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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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The ‘Hidden’ Theology of ‘Hidden Figures’

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth." - Psalm 115:1 (NASB) The critically-acclaimed 20th Century Fox film Hidden Figures tells the story of the gifted mathematician Katherine Johnson who, along with Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, played key roles (to say the least) …

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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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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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Why American Christianity Needs to Die

Image credit: daveburchett.com The Obama administration has issued what amounts to a dictatorial fiat, mandating that all public schools allow transgendered students access to the bathroom that aligns with their chosen gender identity. It is just the latest in a series of policies advanced by President Obama that are deliberately designed to deconstruct biological, physiological, familial, and societal boundaries that …

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