“The Doors of the Church Are Open”: Part 3 of: 10 Things the Black Church Should Stop Doing

This is the third installment in a planned 10-part series of commentaries on traditions and customs which, in my opinion, are doing great harm to the missional purpose of what is commonly referred to as the “Black Church”. The objective of this series is not to denigrate any particular denomination, church or individual, but to… More “The Doors of the Church Are Open”: Part 3 of: 10 Things the Black Church Should Stop Doing

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Part 2: 10 Things The Black Church Should Stop Doing

This is the second installment in a planned 10-part series of commentaries on traditions and customs which, in my opinion, are doing great harm to the missional purpose of what is commonly referred to as the “Black Church”. The objective of this series is not to denigrate any particular denomination, church or individual, but to… More Part 2: 10 Things The Black Church Should Stop Doing

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An Inconvenient Truth: How the “Evolution” of T.D. Jakes Shines an Unflattering Light on (Some) Black Christians

Image credit: The Daily Beast “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?… More An Inconvenient Truth: How the “Evolution” of T.D. Jakes Shines an Unflattering Light on (Some) Black Christians

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10 Things the Black Church Should Stop Doing

This is the first in a series of 10 commentaries I plan to write, Lord willing, on traditions and customs which, in my humble opinion, are doing damage to the missional purpose of what is commonly referred to as the “Black Church”. The objective of this series is not to denigrate any particular denomination, church… More 10 Things the Black Church Should Stop Doing

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Cecil the Lion and Our Misguided Theology About Animals

“A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.” – Proverbs 12:10  Notwithstanding the fact that the beloved feline Cecil the Lion is now dead, and not discounting the circumstances or motives by which he met his demise, that people are mourning the death… More Cecil the Lion and Our Misguided Theology About Animals

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Selective Moralistic Dualism: How We (Try To) Make God Do What We Want

“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.” – Romans 1:21-22 It’s interesting to observe how easily we finite human beings will impart to ourselves the attributes… More Selective Moralistic Dualism: How We (Try To) Make God Do What We Want

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Misbranding of “Rainbow Theism”

A lot is being made today of rainbows. It seems that everywhere you look, people are either parading around waving rainbow flags or having rainbow crosswalks painted in their cities and towns. Even the White House was recently illuminated in rainbow-colored lights. The reason for these antics should be obvious to anyone who hasn’t been… More Same-Sex Marriage and the Misbranding of “Rainbow Theism”

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