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

Roundup: Seven Early Posts on Ferguson

In the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of African American teenager, Michael Brown, opinion posts are dotting the Internet landscape. Here are a few early posts about Ferguson, race, and the viewpoints of Christians. The Ferguson Grand Jury Has Given Us Our Marching Orders … Continue reading Roundup: Seven Early Posts on Ferguson

Workshop: An Indigenous Reformed Movement among African Americans

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

Desiring God 3K Campaign

What would you be willing to do to see more racially and ethnically diverse churches in America? One of the biggest blessings in my life is to serve as the co-founder and President of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN).  We started RAAN in 2011 to address the core concerns of African Americans biblically.  We … Continue reading Desiring God 3K Campaign

Not the Voice, the Microphone

Any time you see an organization with the words "African American" in the title, you may be tempted to think that this group speaks for all Black people.  This, however, is not the case. I have the privilege of serving as the co-founder and president of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN).   This ministry … Continue reading Not the Voice, the Microphone