Sen. John McCain’s Son Marries a Black Woman

One day seeing inter-racial couples won't be a big deal.  But considering the racial ruckus that a Cheerios commercial featuring an mixed family caused, we aren't there yet.  So, it's timely that Jack McCain, Sen. John McClain's son, and his new wife, Renee Swift, became the nation's most recent high-profile inter-racial married couple. According to … Continue reading Sen. John McCain’s Son Marries a Black Woman

Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity

I posted an article called "Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity" reflecting on the racist reactions sparked by a commercial for the popular cereal brand.   Here's an excerpt from the article originally posted on the RAANetwork blog. --------- Who would have thought a Cheerios commercial could spark racial rage? A recently released ad for the classic American cereal featured a … Continue reading Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity

Can a White Woman Marry a Black Man?

Pastor John Piper responds to the question, "Can a white woman marry a black man?" in this 7 minute audio segment of "Ask Pastor John." Here are a few quotes... "There are two basic restrictions on marriage in the Bible: Number one, he should be a man. Number two, he should be a believer." "When Christ came … Continue reading Can a White Woman Marry a Black Man?

Marriage is a Calling, Too

Marriage often comes second to public ministry in the life of a Christian.  But God's pattern for marriage demands greater attention to this sacred institution. My wife and I recently clashed about how much time I spend doing ministry-related stuff instead of spending time with her at home.  Staff meetings, small groups, Sunday morning worship, … Continue reading Marriage is a Calling, Too

Four Reasons Why I Married My Wife: Words for our Fourth Anniversary

I married my wife four years ago on this day.  No other relationship, except for my relationship with Jesus Christ, has been more significant or life-changing than the one with my spouse.  I love her with my whole heart.  So on our fourth anniversary I share four reasons why I married my wife. We are complete … Continue reading Four Reasons Why I Married My Wife: Words for our Fourth Anniversary