Inauguration Day 2017 looms before us. America’s President-elect will soon assume office. Donald J. Trump will take an oath as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, January 20, 2017. The reality television star and businessman ran a messy presidential campaign, littered with racist, misogynistic and xenophobic sentiments. There are concerns […]
Alex Wright highlights that God cares about ethnicity, and argues you can find the importance of it all through Scripture, even in some of its more “obscure” sections.
As we enter into a new year, many of us are teeming with newfound enthusiasm, and will make resolutions with the aim of changing some things about ourselves. Resolved to purge undesired habits, we’ll vow to lose weight, spend less time on social media, read more, stop procrastinating, as well as a host of others. […]
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 […]
The primary focus of Matthew 18-20 teaches on the kingdom of heaven. In previous verses, Jesus answers the question who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. He answers that everyone who faithfully follows him is the greatest in the kingdom. Matthew 18:15-35 teaches on the responsibility of kingdom-citizens to exercise church discipline when necessary, […]
Can you watch the news without getting depressed? It’s mostly violence, lies, pride, death, selfishness, jealously, misogyny, idolatry, hatred, sickness, and the list can go on. In light of the many issues that have faced us lately, the weight of this present world has led to a lot of questions in my mind. Some of […]
He stomped her face into the curb one more time, but she was still conscious. She kept quiet, didn’t want to make a scene. He didn’t care. The giant man stood over her, knowing he could quickly end her life if he wanted. The drugstore parking lot was mostly empty, and the few of us […]
The US has historically privileged Christianity. This privilege allowed folks in the culture to believe that American identity is equivalent to Christian identity. There are those who identify vaguely with certain ideas of the Christian faith without actually demonstrating a clear commitment to the teachings of Jesus. But Jesus teaches us that God will judge […]
The holidays can be hard for me sometimes. Amidst the commercials featuring silver bells and white Christmas trees, there seems to be a under-dwelling feeling of sadness, somberness and anxiety that comes along with the arrival of the season. The holidays can produce a sense of longing in me that doesn’t seem to be met, […]
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Everything that follows in this article hinges on the above Scripture. In order to confront racism and sexism, you have to believe in your bones that anything tearing down a man or […]
The presidential election is finally over! But the results are shocking! Trump won the presidency by an enormous landslide. His victory has brought joy to many, but grief and fear into the lives of others. Minorities, immigrants, and Muslims are especially anxious by Trump’s victory due to the many statements that he made during his […]
The genealogies of Scripture reveal the sovereign grace of God. He uses imperfect people to accomplish his perfect will.
This is part 2 of Jarvis Williams’ piece. You can read part 1 here. Part 2 of this piece will discuss the idolatry of race from Galatians 4:8-9. We Practiced Idolatry when We Did NOT Know God (v. 8). In Gal. 4:8-11, Paul concludes his argument regarding the superiority of his gospel over his opponents’ […]
God hates idols and idolatry. His greatest desire above all is to glorify himself and to fill the entire creation with his glory and to receive from his creation the glory that he rightly deserves. God makes it abundantly clear in the bible that he wants to be worshipped exclusively by all and above all. […]
Prayer is one of the most important and one of the most difficult spiritual disciplines. One reason prayer is difficult is because we must pause, be still, and focus. Another challenging obstacle to prayer is we don’t feel as though we’re doing anything productive when we pray. Another reason prayer is difficult is because we […]
“A contented spirit is like a watch. Though you carry it up and down with you, yet the spring of it is not shaken, nor the wheels out of order.” – Thomas Watson Many heard the news weeks ago about a family on vacation at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. This family, […]
Dear Christians of color, This is your time. In many respects, the problems of racism and interracial dysfunctionality in America appear more intractable than ever. And yet, there also appears to be, in the Church, an unprecedented opportunity for growth and change. As Prof. Theon Hill recently wrote, “More and more Christians realize that in […]
The Christian Scriptures teach that the world exists in an already but not yet tension. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, Christians and the entire cosmos have been liberated from the slavery of sin’s power (Romans 6). On the other hand, Christians are bound for the new heavens and the new earth, and, along with […]
In this article, Brian Key shares, to White brothers and sisters, how incidents like the death of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile stirs up his emotions. This is his invitation for the church to pray and lament with him.
Paul begins Gal. 5:16-26 with the command: “Now, I say walk in the Spirit” (5:16a). Here he recalls the theme of the Spirit from 3:14-5:4. The Spirit is the proof that the blessing of Abraham has been distributed to Jews and Gentiles who have faith in Christ and that the new age has dawned in […]