But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Monday, 11 May 2020 07:50

A Few Words About Justice

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Against the backdrop of various media reports concerning the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the subsequent manifold calls that his alleged killers be brought to justice, as a black Christian who has been following this developing story in background, I felt compelled to offer the following...

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:05

God’s Love for the Unlovable

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Among the more misunderstood attributes of God is His love. Admittedly, God’s attributes are innumerable. God is infinite. So it stands to reason that His nature cannot fully be comprehended by our finite and sinful minds. Nonetheless, I would venture to say that among God’s myriad...

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With the U.S. presidential elections only months away, many Christians, particularly young believers, are supporting candidates who endorse a socialist view of government. More specifically, the idea that it is the role of government to promote social equality. But is such a view of government...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:33

Racial Reconciliation?

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What is “racial reconciliation”? Is it biblical? Many evangelicals seem to think it is. So much so that “racial reconciliation” has become big business with some Christian ministries and organizations. But what does Scripture have to say about the subject? Listen as Darrell...

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Sunday, 26 January 2020 11:39

Woke Worship Pt. 2

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A recent article in Christianity Today addressed some challenges pastors are encountering as they work to meet the felt needs of their multiethnic congregations. But should multiethnicity be a focus of the church’s mission? Just how “woke” should a worship service be?...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 13:10

Woke Worship Live from G3 Conference 2020

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In this special edition of the Just Thinking podcast, which was recorded live at the 2020 G3 Conference in Atlanta on Thursday, January 16, 2020, Darrell and Omaha discuss the topic of “Woke Worship” or, what they describe in theological terms as “identity...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 14:09

Superstitious Christianity

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Are you a superstitious Christian? Be honest. Do you know someone who is? In fact, what is a “superstitious Christian” anyway? In this final episode of the Just Thinking podcast for 2019, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss a practice that many people who profess...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 11:00

The Grace of God

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As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, the grace of God will be the focus of many pulpits and households around the world. But do we really understand what the grace of God is and means and why it is important that we, as Christians, thank God for His grace? Listen as...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 19:39

Politics and the “Black Church”

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As Christians, to what degree should one’s theology shape or influence his or her view of politics? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss that question in light of a comment made recently on social media by Bishop Paul S....

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 12:24

Playing God

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***** PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED *****An almost unfathomable situation is currently unfolding in Texas where Dr. Anne Georgulas, the mother of 7-year old James Younger, a biological male, is engaged in a legal battle with the boy’s father, Jeffrey Younger, over whether Georgulas has...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 07:58

After the Love is Gone

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I have a thing for sad love songs. There, I said it. Sad love songs tend to provide insight into the human condition in ways nothing else does. One of the saddest love songs ever written, in my opinion, is When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You by Marvin...

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Note: This article is a guest post by Melissa Harrison.  On this, my forty-third birthday, I have been contemplating how gracious and merciful the Lord has been to me, especially lately. Three weeks ago, I was in a hospital emergency room in extreme pain; the most severe pain I’d ever...

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“We can never worship God acceptably unless we worship him regularly; and how can we do that if we are ignorant of the rules and elements of religion?” Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity My purpose in writing this article is to expound on the tweet below, which expresses my own personal...

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