The Image of God in the African American Experience

Even though Ferguson, Missouri is 500 miles from where I live, the events unfolded with a startling nearness. The death of unarmed African American teenager, Mike Brown, at the hands of White police officer, Darren Wilson, felt personal. I know some facts of the case are murky. I know intelligent people profoundly disagree on whether … Continue reading The Image of God in the African American Experience

The Image of God, Minorities, and the Consummation

Who are we? Why are we here? Those are essentially the questions that the theme of this year's Legacy Conference in Chicago addressed. The title of this year's gathering was "The Imago Dei" or the "image of God". The Reformed African American Network (RAAN) had the opportunity to present a workshop track that extended this … Continue reading The Image of God, Minorities, and the Consummation

Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?

Racial and ethnic diversity in the church is not simply a cultural issue it’s a gospel issue. I recently wrote about some encouraging signs of racial progress in a Southern Presbyterian church.  While most of the comments were positive, one person raised a concern that I’ve often encountered:  When you talk about race aren’t you … Continue reading Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?

I Believe…

I write this post on a Sunday.  A day God instructs Christians to set aside for worship.  After a blissful, post-church nap I started thinking about why I do what I do.Why Do I Do What I Do?Why do I set aside a full day to go to church, Sunday School, and contemplate the goodness … Continue reading I Believe…