The English language has over 500,000 words, and no combination of them can express the despair at the loss of a child in the womb. Hope is laid waste in a single ultrasound or unexpected flow of blood. Dreams of a growing family turn into nightmares of doubt and sadness. Two of my very close … Continue reading On the Loss of a Child in the Womb
This past week in Nashville, Tennessee a historic event took place. African American church planters from several denominations gathered to strategize about church planting in African American communities. The conference came about as a direct result of the extensive study on African American church planting conducted by LifeWay Research. While the study is dozens of … Continue reading A Few Reflections from the African American Church Planting Initiative
Few people know this but the Reformed African American Network almost had a different name. I don’t know what it would have become, but it almost certainly wouldn’t have had “RAAN” as a convenient acronym. Of the many conversations I had with various people about the name, one stands out. RAAN co-founder, Phillip Holmes, and … Continue reading Reflections on the Legacy Conference
If all I knew about the PCA and race was what I saw at General Assembly 2014 I would be encouraged. The annual gathering of the highest court of the Presbyterian Church in America featured four significant sessions concerning racial harmony and cultural diversity in the denomination. Four Presentations Leading off the week was a … Continue reading Ripple Effect: Race and the PCA General Assembly 2014
In 2013, people from 140 different countries visited the site. Some from countries I'd never even heard of before (Thanks, New Caledonia!). The Bible exclaims in Psalm 67:4, "Let the nations be glad!" Well, in light of this post perhaps we can paraphrase. "Let the nations read blogs!" Praise the Lord for making the world … Continue reading Let the Nations Read Blogs!