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A Middle Eastern Jesus and Why It Matters? [Part 2]

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Middle Eastern Jesus and Why It Matters? [Part 2] The first installment of this series argued that the historical Jesus - in his ethnicity and social location - is essential to Christian faith and theology. The Son of Man reveals God to all people and all people are summoned to repent and believe the gospel [...]

The Color of Compromise: A Review

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

A Sharper Historical Picture The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby is a historical survey that examines the interconnectedness between American history and the American Christian church by exploring its complicity in maintaining racism throughout the centuries. As a theologically trained historian, Tisby assumes the arduous task of simultaneously retelling both histories concisely - while discussing [...]

A Middle Eastern Jesus and Why it Matters? [Part I]

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

A Middle Eastern Jesus and Why it Matters [Part I] “The Christ of history is the Christ of faith” is a rightly accepted evangelical affirmation in response to the Quest for the Historical Jesus in the academy. God the Son – the second person of the Holy Trinity – took on humanity as Jesus of Nazareth [...]

One of the Greatest Preachers Ever Forgotten – Black Harry

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Post as seen on The Gospel Coalition on December 7, 2017 by Kingdom Diversity Content Strategist Courtlandt Perkins Harry Hoosier, or Black Harry as he preferred, is one of the greatest preachers ever forgotten. Hoosier was the first African-American religious figure to gain national prestige. One Declaration of Independence signatory called him “the greatest orator in [...]

A Night of Worship at Mother Emanuel AME

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Within thirty minutes of the church doors opening on November 13, 2018, 300 worshippers filled every seat in Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC for the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s (SCBC) Annual Meeting Night of Worship.  Outside, ushers directed 400 additional people to watch the service in overflow at Citadel Baptist Church.  The [...]

Theological Language & Ethnocentrism: A Commentary on Acts 10

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Gospel is for everyone in every culture.  The Great Commission allows believers to participate in God's work by actively sharing the Good News with people from every nation.  Jesus' command in the Great Commission is the framework for the Revelation 7:9 church.   Reaching the nations means the body of Christ, by definition, is multi-ethnic.  It [...]

Hidden Figures: Phabienne Anderson, Kingdom Diversity Office Manager

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

It’s often the case that the hidden figures of history turn out to be pillars on which we stand. This reality was brought to the forefront in recent years through movies like "Hidden Figures" where many learned for the first time that the first successful American orbit around the moon in 1969 was indebted to the [...]

Hidden Figures: Tertullian

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s often the case that the hidden figures of history turn out to be pillars on which we stand. This reality was brought to the forefront in recent years through movies like “Hidden Figures” where many learned for the first time that the first successful American orbit around the moon in 1969 was indebted to the [...]

The Christianity of Frederick Douglass

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

“I love the religion of our blessed Savior. …” (My Bondage and My Freedom) Frederick Douglass is a seminal figure of American history. His writing and oratory skill has etched his name into the annals of the all-time great communicators. While Douglass is arguably the most important black leader of 19th century American history due to [...]

Language and Identity: The Pressure to Switch Dialects

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

“Normal” speech is determined by our families and local communities. soldes puma chaussure Our assumptions about verbal communication are challenged and expanded when we enter new environments – this is especially true of our educational journeys. Achat chaussure Puma In college and seminary, we gain a new theological lexicon and are faced with the challenge of [...]