Three dynamic preachers to present the rich history of faithful African American preaching at a pre-conference event at the Expositor’s Summit.
Category: Current Events
By now we’ve all heard of the threat Ebola poses, but how should Christians respond? Quina Parchment offers some suggestions.
Dr. Jarvis J. Williams offers the real solution to the domestic violence issue in the NFL—the peaceful violence of the gospel.
Over 30 years ago Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. articulated his desire to see an indigenous Reformed movement in the African American community. Among other implications, this means doing theology appropriate to the challenges and questions African Americans face in this day. During the the 2014 Leadership Development and Resource (LDR) Weekend, I realized that were […]
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Jarvis J. Williams, Ph.D. He is Associate Professor for New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The O’Reilly Factor On Tuesday night of August 26, 2014, Mr. Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor, offered an articulate (and on the surface a compelling) argument against the reality […]
Jemar is joined by Karen Ellis to discuss ISIS, ISIL, IS and what the response of Christians should be to the ongoing human rights conditions in the middle east. Subscribe – iTunes – StitcherSocial – @_PassTheMic – Facebook
Note: This post originally appeared in Thistle, the online blog of Covenant Theological Seminary. The recent situation in Ferguson has brought out a lot of emotions and actions that seem to have taken most of the United States by surprise. However, I believe that most black people in the country would say that there are […]
Love or Lies: Embracing Sound Doctrine Co-founder and Vice President Phillip Holmes preaches on embracing sound doctrine to a Reformed Baptist congregation in Zambia. He explains why false teachers are dangers and how to test doctrine based on what it promotes, using 1 Timothy 1:3-4. Exegetical Point: Sound doctrine promotes the work of God and […]
I’m so glad Justin Taylor posted his piece, “America in Black and White: Why Do So Many of Us Respond to Ferguson So Differently?” And I’m glad he quoted Pastor Bob Bixby so extensively in it. This is one of those rare blog posts that truly helps the reader make sense of a complex situation and […]
Who was Mike Brown? Was he an upstanding young man with a promising future on his way to college? Or was he a criminal who disregarded authority and robbed a liquor store on the very night he was killed? The answer to both of those questions is “yes”. Mike Brown: Kid Next Door or Criminal? […]
Few people know this but the Reformed African American Network almost had a different name. I don’t know what it would have become, but it almost certainly wouldn’t have had “RAAN”as a convenient acronym. Of the many conversations I had with various people about the name, one stands out. RAAN co-founder, Phillip Holmes, and I […]
This is the third year in a row that Phillip and Jemar will attend the Legacy Conference (legacy movement.org), but it is the first year when we’ll able to present for RAAN. Due to the gracious support of the Legacy organizer, Brian Dye, the Reformed African American Network has its own workshop track called “The […]
I folded myself into the comfortable kitchen chair, legs dangling, head inclined towards my two chosen companions for the post-Memorial Day feast, the 85-year-old grandmother and her best friend. The two of them sat across from me, alternately talking in low tones to one another and turning to me. I alternately eavesdropped, pretending to listen to […]
Today marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down state-sanctioned segregation in U.S. public schools and marked a significant turning point in the Civil Rights movement. In many ways, the 60th anniversary of Brown highlights a curious contradiction in American society. It reveals both […]
Friends, thanks to the kindness of the Legacy Conference, we have a huge giveaway for the readers of the Reformed African American Network. We’re so thankful for Legacy and their desire to advance the Gospel in the urban context. This year RAAN staff and contributors will host a workshop at the annual 2014 Legacy Conference […]
As I walked toward the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the black and white pictures that I studied since childhood were brought to color. The realization that forty-six years ago, this was the location that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breathed his last, became evident to me like a memory from a dream. When I […]
This weekend, it was reported that Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, made racist remarks in a heated conversation with his girlfriend. The audio (obtained by an online gossip magazine) strongly suggests that Sterling has very unhealthy views regarding culture and ethnicity. It has also been reported that this isn’t the first […]
I stepped into my first homiletics class about as green as can be. I’d never preached a sermon in my life, and the thought of standing before people to speak on God’s behalf frightened me. I read everything that my professor recommended, like Haddon Robinson’s seminal work, Biblical Preaching, and I listened to the preachers […]
Jameis Winston is an incredible athlete. The Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback is as unique as his first name, with prototypical size, arm strength and physical attributes to complement his football talent. Yet, he was still the object of ridicule following his team’s historic National Championship win. When We Judge In post-game interviews, an excited […]
Each week we will try and highlight your favorite posts from RAANetwork’s blog and other great posts across the web. Check back each weekend in case you missed something. Top 3 Posts (RAAN) 1. Cross-Cultural Church Plant Initiative in Richmond, Virginia by Leon Brown 2. Roundtable: Sex and Relationships from Pass The Mic Podcast 3. Hope for Recovering Our Fallen by […]