Losing Your Cultural Accent

Culture is a lot like language.  Most of us grow up as native speakers of one…


An Indigenous Reformed Movement in African American Communities

Thirty years ago Dr. Carl Ellis expressed his hope for an "indigenous Reformed…


Components of a Reformed Black Movement

 One question I consistently hear is, “Are we in the midst of a Reformed…


The Gospel by Numbers: A Message from T4G by Ligon Duncan, III

Quick!  What comes to mind when you think of the book of Numbers?  Census…


Church Planting in a Trailer Park: An Interview with Phil Fletcher

"Why doesn't someone plant a church in a mobile home park?" One noted…


What Is African American Church Planting?

I never heard the term "church planting" growing up in Black churches.  It…


How To Be a Radical Sender

All Christians are involved in foreign missions.  You are either a "goer" or a…


Cross Conference Sends Cosmic Ripples of Salvation

On December 30, 2013 at the conclusion of the Cross Conference hundreds of…


The Arts and the Reformed Black Movement

Not only are the arts at the forefront of a Reformed Black movement, they are…


Duck Dynasty and "Happy Blacks"

Evangelicals are outraged at A&E's suspension of Phil Robertson, patriarch…


Why We Are Not Post Racial

History is alive.  And in the United States that history is racial.I recently…


Seek Peace and Pursue It: The Quest for Racial Harmony

The Bible declares, "seek peace and pursue it" (Ps. 34:14; 1 Pt. 3:11). This…


Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. to Teach Course on Contextualized Ministry

Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. has been teaching principles of contextualized ministry for…


Why I Love Seminary

It's every person's dream.  Imagine taking your hobby and moving it from the…


Shopping While Black: The Problem of Racial Profiling

It has happened to nearly every African American I know, and it continues…


It's Our RAANiversary!

Happy RAANiversary! One year ago today we launched the RAANetwork website.  The…


For His Name's Sake

Many scholars, pastors, and church leaders teach that the entire Bible from…


The University of Alabama and the Tide of Racial Integration

The University of Alabama usually makes national headlines for winning football…


Upcoming Book- United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell is a name you should know.  This woman of God is a prolific…


Not the Voice, the Microphone

While many people look to the Reformed African American Network (RAAN) to…