Unpretty: TLC, Natural Hair, and God

A few months ago, I carpooled with a friend after work, and the song “Unpretty”…


Sex, Hook-Ups, and God

The first question in the Westminster Larger Catechism is what is the chief end…


Classism, Racism, and the Sin of Partiality

Even though many Christians recognize racism as a sin, we do not name the exact…


Family Worship for the Stability of Minority Christian Families

There is no shortage of materials written about the disintegration of the black…


The Omni-Directional Blessing of Bible Reading

I can easily name the most important lesson I ever learned about being a…


Palm Sunday: Repurposing Power

My wife is a designer. It’s glorious. She is. There are times I’ll nearly get…


Dirty Old Men and the Scars They Leave Behind

I can still smell his smoke-filled, alcohol-infused breath. I can feel the…


Why I Don't Push Reformed Theology

The title may seem strange for a site that speaks from a Reformed perspective.…


Intimately Unmarried

A couple months ago, I wrote a post regarding community and intimacy, about how…


Esther, Ethnic-Betrayal, and African-Americans

Throughout African-American history, there have been some African-Americans who…


Using Scripture to Fight Battles

My family and I recently attended the dinner and prayer night at our local…


When Preference Becomes Sin

We are living in a time when black pride is once again at the forefront of our…


Friends. How Many Of Us Have Them? (Part 1)

In the mid-80’s a hip hop group called Whodini had a hit song called Friends,…


Reflections From A Grieving Soul

As I reluctantly climb onto the stair-master for a brutal twenty minutes of…


Joe Thinks You Should "Never Read a Bible Verse"

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When God "Gives You A Word"

The other day, I picked up a little book that has the markings of being the…


A Conflict of Christian Visions: Gen. 1-2 vs. Gen. 3 Christianity

There are two prominent schools of thought within conservative Protestant…


How to Put Sunday's Sermon in Action

by Reddit AndrewsGod’s gospel is a sacred trust.  We do not stand, like Paul,…