A Special Announcement

I am humbled to announce that the Just Thinking podcast, which launched in late-December 2017 as an extension of the Just Thinking blog, has been recognized as the "Best Christian Podcast" of 2018 by the Christian Podcast Community's 2018 Podcast Awards. Click here to listen to the entire awards broadcast, hosted by Andrew Rappaport of …

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The Era of the Angry Black Christian

Image credit: psmag.com As I write this, a line from the Prince song “1999” echoes in the recesses of my mind, “I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray.” And though I’m not actually dreaming as I write this, I was awakened from my sleep with a sense of urgency …

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The Minds of Black Folk

In 1903, sociologist and civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, more commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, published his classic and widely-respected work The Souls of Black Folk. The book is a series of essays in which Du Bois leverages his own personal experience as a black man in America to comment on the …

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The Christian’s Call To Purity

Lately, I've been ruminating on certain matters that are, or should be, in my opinion at least, of concern to professing evangelical Christians, but that seem to have gotten lost amidst the current climate of socio-political animus that exists, particularly within American evangelicalism. Among those divers concerns is what appears, to me anyway, to be …

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The Majesty of Suffering

"It is a blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." John Calvin Over the continuum of history there have been questions that have perplexed and discomfited us as human beings. One of the more enigmatic of inquiries has been, and continues to be, why there is suffering in the world. In contemplating …

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Angry At Sin

"The last enemy that will be abolished is death." - 1 Cor. 15:26 (NASB) As I compose this commentary, I am less than 24 hours removed from attending the funeral of a beloved friend and brother in Christ. I will refrain from mentioning his name out of respect for the privacy of his surviving wife …

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God Has Spoken

When it comes to the matter of "social justice" - a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary - Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture. It reads: (15) "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the …

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