“Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you […]
Not one of God’s children will fail to see his goodness.
Jesus didn’t come to redeem a loose association of individuals. He came to redeem a people.
After several inquiries from readers, The Witness wanted to provide a list of works by black theologians, pastors, teachers, and scholars. For the past few months, I’ve researched different titles and created a list of theological works by black Christians throughout the world. And there seems no better time to share that list of works […]
Like all of you, I was absolutely appalled by the news of the shooting that took place at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. What was supposed to be a time of fellowship and worship in the Lord’s presence turned into a horrific ordeal which resulted in mass injury and loss of life. At […]
The more I grow into my identity as an adopted son in the family of God, the more I grow as a father to my children. The Lord has blessed my wife and I with a blended family of five children—three daughters and two sons. Each one of them captures my heart in a unique […]
Remembrance is a fundamental and powerful aspect of the Christian life. Throughout Scripture, the people of God are encouraged to remember the acts, commands, and character of God. Stones were set in place, altars were built, festivals were celebrated, and epistles were written, all so that God’s people would not forget his wonderful deeds of […]
The Church is a community of people who have been saved by grace though faith in Jesus Christ. We are a family of sons and daughters who have been eternally adopted by God, and made to be joint heirs with Christ. Within this context of Christian community, and by God’s design, we are called to […]
As we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year, it is an excellent time to look back to revisit some foundational truths that will keep us on the proper course as we plot our way forward. I’d like us to briefly look back on the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation was one of the […]
I am praying for Donald Trump, and not simply because he may be the next president of the United States of America. I have struggled with bitterness in my heart toward this man. Every time I see his face or read his comments, I find myself wishing that he would just go away. I keep […]