Dr. Jarvis Williams explains how the Gospel is God’s provision for reconciliation.
I have embarked on a three-part apologetic series on Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret. In part one, we examined The Secret on its own terms. In part two of this series, we explored its framework, and now we have arrived at final installment of this series, in which we will examine its plausibility and inevitable blasphemy. Plausibility I would […]
Earlier, I embarked on a three-part apologetic mini-blog series on Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret. In part one, we examined The Secret on its own terms. In part two of this series, we will explore its framework, or blueprint. Ask, Believe, and Receive Rhonda Byrne’s blueprint for how to create your reality is lifted out of the pages of […]
I am embarking on a three-part apologetic mini-blog series on Rhonda Byrne’s book entitled, The Secret. I will examine The Secret on its own terms, its framework, plausibility, and blasphemy. In so doing, I will uncover the presuppositions that Byrne holds, while simultaneously demonstrating the inevitable incoherence of The Secret in view of the Christian […]
It seems more and more African-Americans are planting churches. These men, their spouses, and the teams that join them are endeavoring to make disciples by starting new congregations through various networks, denominations, and even independently. For this we should rightly celebrate and praise God. But the common assumption for a black church planter is that […]
Last month, I had the pleasure of listening to Pastor Baucham deliver this message. It was extremely encouraging and helpful. I think it will bless and equip novice as well as seasoned apologists everywhere who desire to be able to give a good reason why they believe what they believe. Enjoy…
Lost! Confused! Frustrated! I was drowning in those emotions at the first and last church planting training I attended. Please don’t get me wrong! [pullquote]The information was great but I didn’t see how it applied to my distinctive ministry context.[/pullquote] None of the speakers looked like me. None of them spoke to the realities of church […]
Quick! What comes to mind when you think of the book of Numbers? Census statistics. Ritual laws. History. Whatever comes to mind it’s probably not a stirring exposition of Scripture that points to Christ and leaves grown men literally weeping. But that’s exactly what Reformed Theological Seminary Chancellor and RAAN Advisory Board Member, Ligon Duncan, […]
Editors Note: I chose to use this headline because I thought strong language was appropriate considering the seriousness of what is taking place overseas to our brothers and sisters. I think the phrase “n*gger of the global world” appropriately provides a helpful (though not perfect) visual to the suffering, dehumanization and overall treatment of many Christians […]
In this series, we’ve defined Afrocentricity, the church and briefly examined incompatible parts of Afrocentricity and Christianity. However, we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Even though the Bible is not an a-cultural book, the gospel does critique every culture and cultural expression. And the critique is not only negative! So, […]
Joe is back this week explaining what an apostle is. This is a title thrown around by many. For some it is a spiritual trump office. “Oh you’re a Bishop?” “Yeah doc!” “Cool! I’m Apostle Harry!” See what I mean. Many throw around the title, but only a few have met the qualifications. Tune in […]
Given the definitions of Afrocentricity and the Church (in part 1 and 2 of this series), it’s clear that the defined Afrocentric worldview should not be uncritically incorporated into the Black Church. To do so would inevitably lead to compromising aspects of Christ’s gospel. I would go so far as to say that doing so […]
The curtain still stands; the wall of hostility remains; tradition still separates. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: We must face the sad fact that at eleven o’clock on Sunday morning when we stand to sing “In Christ there is no East or West,” we stand in the most segregated hour of America. […]
There is a place more dangerous than any other. If you were to go there, you would surely find and experience all kinds of evil. Murder is common and even acceptable. There is blood everywhere. Not only will you witness adultery, but you will also be enticed to join in. There is no modesty. You […]
Jemar & Phillip are joined by Cameron Triggs as they discuss the impact of the black church. Join them! Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Credit: Pass The Mic is fully produced by Podastery Studios. Visit www.Studio.podastery.com to discover what Podastery can do for you.
“Why doesn’t someone plant a church in a mobile home park?” One noted theologian (https://twitter.com/drantbradley) has often made this challenge to evangelical leaders and denominations that tend to focus their attention on the inner-city and “reaching” blacks. But we found a church planter who started a church in a low-income white community–a mobile home park–in […]