We. Are. Tired. This is the cry of Black Americans in 2020. By all accounts, this year has been unfriendly and it seems like it has been particularly difficult for us. From COVID disproportionately affecting minority communities and Black bodies being murdered in the streets, to the reminders of the nation’s racial injustices that have […]
Author: Charles Holmes Jr.
Cultural and racial appreciation may come off well. But without God and a biblical approach, it can serve the wicked system of supremacy, envy, and power. Though Jordan Peele dressed these themes up with horror and humor, the racial issues and their implications are stark.
The solution to injustice isn’t solely police reform; rather it’s believers and churches loving communities and being willing to serve them. Charles Holmes explains that here.
Urban ministry is a different monster than any other form of ministry. In an urban context, church planters and church plants face many challenges that suburban church planters and plants do not experience. Urban church planting involves struggles that may make it nearly impossible to be a flourishing church in the first 5-7 years of ministry. These […]
When it comes to hip hop, controversial topics are not spared. No matter the topic, from politics, sports, race, or religion, hip hop goes head on with these topics unapologetically. Many hip hop artists aggressively state their opinions on a variety of subjects in their music in hopes that they will strike the listener’s conscious. […]
The Gospel Narrative The Gospel is a message about love and justice. The irony is that we are undeserving of the former. We are only deserving of God’s wrath, because we have sinned against a good and holy God and have attempted to defame His glory. Paul teaches us in Romans 1 that we have traded […]