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…

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‘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…

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…

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…

How Support for Donald Trump by the Right Exposed the Racism of the Left

The question is a simple one. Does an American citizen, who is legally registered to vote, have the right to cast that vote for the candidate of his or her choice? Simple enough, right? Apparently not, depending on who you ask. The post-election lamenting of the political Left continues to garner headlines. More than a week after…

On Black Lives Matter and the Question No One Seems to be Asking (But Should)

Many questions have been raised - and continue to be - about the movement known as Black Lives Matter and its pursuit of social justice. But the question no one seems to be asking is one which, in my humble opinion, is the most fundamental of all: What does it actually mean that black lives "matter"…

Elections Are Ultimately About Voting the Right Sinner Into Office

Do me a favor. Stop whatever it is you're doing and take a few moments to think back to the very first promise someone made to you. What thoughts immediately come to your mind? Who made the promise? Was it fulfilled as-promised or is it yet to be realized? If the latter, how does it make you…