Robin Williams' abrupt death leaves a massive hole where a giant of an entertainer once stood. And even more poignantly, it reminds us that we aren't as strong as we like to make people think. All suicides reveal the brokenness that seethes beneath each of our smiles threatening to gush forth in revealing and damaging ways. So why do … Continue reading Robin Williams, Suicide, and Grace
In a little under a week people from across the nation will have the opportunity to learn about a critical movement. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is holding its annual General Assembly (GA) in Houston this year. I have the privilege on presenting on the topic: "An Indigenous Reformed Movement in the African American Community". Here's … Continue reading Workshop: An Indigenous Reformed Movement among African Americans
Interesting and provocative picks from around the web... School of Roses You may have heard of Christian Hip-Hop, but how about a Christian take on R&B? Christon Gray's new album, "School of Roses", is like Billy Dee Williams for your ears. Suave, stylish and full of soul. You need to add this brother's work to … Continue reading Around the Web–3/27
The appointment of yet another White, male professor at an evangelical seminary is hardly headline worthy. Many Christian institutions of higher education are dominated by such men which leads to culturally lopsided learning. But anyone concerned about cultural awareness in the church should pay attention to Dr. Sean Michael Lucas' tenure at RTS Jackson. Dr. Lucas … Continue reading A Professor Who Promotes Cultural Awareness?
Everyone knows October 31st is Halloween, but did you also know that it's Reformation Day? Whether Protestant or Catholic, Muslim or Christian Reformation Day is an important one. On October 31st, 1517 a portly monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to church doors in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther's lengthy list of grievances against the Roman … Continue reading October 31st: Two Holidays in One!