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African Americans and “Big God” Theology

Reformed theology in the black community
Comments (10)
  1. Mark says:

    Great article. Loved the sermon too. Pastor Campbell can preach. In my lifetime I have been unbelievably blessed to have sat under the teaching of two incredible pastors/teachers, Randy Nabors and Carl Ellis. These men have different gifts but they both opened Reformed Theology and the Gospel to me in such a way that has brought me to a better understanding of our BIG God, his grace, mercy and justice. I love the fact that RAAN is continuing this tradition and communicating these truths to a wide audience that is predominantly African American. Praise God.

  2. Ricky Jenkins says:

    Thanks for this WELL WRITTEN article! I need to sample more writings on this page but I’m a fan of Phillip’s, a fan of this ministry, and a FAN FAN of Jackson, MS! I hope to see not only articles like this one that aptly describe where AA can be, but also celebrate where we are. Though the doors of academically astute institutions have been historically closed to us (they largely still are), God graced our community to form a vibrant “Big God” theology that sustained us for the past 400 years. At the end of the day, I think ‘most’ AA churches get this. I see prosperity theology (I hope we’ll start calling it paganism again) in most churches, regardless of its ethnic makeup–at least a hint of it. All of us (AA’s) have a way of assuming inherent lack in our assets–whether material, emotional, familial, AND theological. Anyways, great article!

  3. Good word! I too have been blessed by reformed theology. I pastor a black church in Grand rapids, Michigan. I am disciplining men from a Reformed world view that is Holy Spirit breathed. We are seeing men turn to Christ, marry the mothers of their children, become tax paying citizens that obey the laws of the land; love God, love community and raise godly children.

    1. Jemar Tisby says:

      What a blessing! That’s the ultimate vision of RAAN–to see individuals, families, and communities transformed by the power of Gospel of Jesus Christ. God bless your labors.

  4. This is a very well written article, and timely to show how reformed theology can be embraced and should be to hwt the fullness of God …thank you!

  5. Lonnie says:

    Nice article and sermon! Keep it up brother.

  6. Asiyah says:

    You have eloquently stated what I have felt for a long time. Love it!

  7. Anna says:

    So, so thankful to see God at work. Thank you for doing this! Praise the Lord for His mercy! Praise the Lord for pouring out His Spirit! May God richly bless this work.

  8. Marcell says:

    Very Resourceful Site!

    Timely and Encouraging.

  9. Calvin says:

    Finally. there was always a need for such a blog. I found myself saying amen throughout at the clarity and the honesty of your comments.

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