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

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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 … Continue reading Elections Are Ultimately About Voting the Right Sinner Into Office

John Mark Syndrome: Pursuing Biblical Justice at the Expense of Christian Unity

Image credit: nydailynews.com For anyone to admit that incidents of police-involved violence is a divisive topic in America today would be an understatement to say the least. Likewise, to deny that this issue is equally divisive, if not more so, among Christians is to be naively oblivious to reality. Does my saying that surprise you? It shouldn't. There is … Continue reading John Mark Syndrome: Pursuing Biblical Justice at the Expense of Christian Unity

The Myth of ‘Black Community’

Much is being made today of the state of the so-called "black community". Unfortunately, this is not breaking news. The truth is much was being made of the black community in the 1960s... ...and the 1970s... ...and the 1980s... ...and the 1990s... ...and... Well, you get the point. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word … Continue reading The Myth of ‘Black Community’

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 … Continue reading The Insufficiency of Our Efforts to Achieve Racial Reconciliation

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 … Continue reading Black Christian Millennials: Seeking Perfect Justice in an Imperfect World

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 … Continue reading Why American Christianity Needs to Die