Category: Theology

Theology

We Persevere (Round-Up 6)

KarAngEllis

It’s been heavy week of sadness and tragedy, both at home and around the globe. Rather than bring you more injustices that occurred among the persecuted, this week’s roundup focuses on three videos of perseverance from around the globe. Take a few moments away from the din and be encouraged by the resilience of the […]

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Theology Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity

My Two Worlds

Mike Higgins

The recent police shootings of two African American men in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights have shocked many people. Unfortunately, I was not shocked. You see, I have always lived between two worlds, both within the United States. This first world is an upper to middle class, majority white suburban world. This world is highly protected. Unfortunately, it is protected by ignorance, not stupidity. It is protected by privilege. It is protected by […]

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Theology

Why Charismatics and Calvinists Need Each Other

RAANetwork

This article has been reposted from The Gospel Coalition website. You can find the original here. White-haired, suit-wearing Presbyterian lawyers don’t typically garner the fandom of teenagers, but Mr. Z did. Each week dozens of us would gather in his home. He would feed us and let us trash his house, watch movies, and play basketball. Each […]

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Theology Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family Justice

PROTECT THE POWER OF ETERNAL HOPE

KarAngEllis

Note: This post originally appeared on We Persevere: The Personal Blog of K.A. Ellis. Find the post and more excellent content here. One of the most destructive lies of American chattel slavery was that “if we were good and obedient slaves, we would be greatly rewarded in heaven.” In the twenty-first century, this distortion of Scripture […]

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Theology How to be an Ally 101 Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity

White Washed Walls: A Story of Privilege

Drew Gardner

Growing up, I spent much of my life in settings that were predominately white. The members at my church were mainly white. My public schooling was largely Caucasian. The neighborhoods I grew up in were mostly white. My childhood experience was that of a typical white male, born to middle-class evangelical parents in the twentieth […]

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Theology How to be an Ally 101 Justice

Reflections from a Black Presbyterian on the PCA’s Overture on Racial Reconciliation

Jemar Tisby

The theme of the the Presbyterian Church in America’s 44th General Assembly was “Refreshed In and For the Cross.” For those present on the evening of June 23, 2016, it may have been one of the most refreshing times in the denomination’s history. That night, Overture 43: Pursuing Racial Reconciliation and the Advancement of the […]

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Theology

We Persevere (Round-Up 4)

KarAngEllis

We Persevere Week of June 24, 2016 World: Each January, the World Watch List is released from Open Doors to identify the top 50 countries where persecution is the most extreme. There are many more countries where believers face oppression, however, and these countries remain on the cusp of the list each year; among them, Russia and […]

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Theology Politics Current Events Christian Living Identity

Trump’s Challenge to Evangelical Values and Racism

Marquez Ball

It has been said that 11:00am on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, meaning black and white Christians are still very divided. I’ve often struggled with the racial divide amongst Christians, especially when we believe in the same God. Very few African American Christians would consider themselves to be evangelical, because for many […]

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Theology Music The Arts

Hype, Hope, and Hip Hop

Taelor Gray

“Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Is a Gospel Rap Masterpiece” reads the headline for a recent article from Rolling Stone Magazine. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, Rolling Stone is sprinkling complexities atop a decades-old discussion in the Christian community. The war over genre definition amongst Christians who rap has spawned treasures and trolls alike. Everything from […]

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Theology Christian Living Relationships/Family Identity

Joyful Burdens in Mono-Ethnic Churches

Jarvis Williams

I speak in many different contexts on issues related to reconciliation and multi-ethnic churches. I’ve observed one reason that reconciliation and multi-ethnic churches are difficult to achieve for some churches is because few of them are willing to make the necessary multi-ethnic negotiations for the purpose of pursuing healthy, gospel-centered, multi-ethnic churches. But God, in […]

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