Happy Holy Days?

I once heard a Reformed Baptist say that there are roughly 52 holidays (holy days) on the Reformed church calendar, and they all have the same name: the Lord’s Day. This assertion struck my funny bone at the time, but it has progressively become a reality for me over the years. As one grows in…

Jemar Tisby vs. “White Evangelicals”

Earlier this week, we reported that RAANetwork has come under the scrutiny of many in the Evangelical community for comments made by Jemar Tisby during an episode of Pass the Mic. In response to his critics, Tisby has doubled down. What is the source of his anxiety? “Among many troubling implications of a Donald Trump presidency,…

Will the Monologue NOW Become a Dialogue?

  The past two years have been very exhausting on the ethnic front. As I’m sure most of you are aware, Gabriel Williams and I have been blogging on the subject of Public Theology. It has been a long and challenging series in part because there is much we would like to address day-to-day, but…

The Guilt of Pastoral Ministry (Leon Brown) – Reformation21

Leon Brown offers his thoughts on how members might help alleviate the guilt their pastors feel from sacrificing so much for pastoral ministry… _________________________   As I was re-reading a section of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving, these words made a Facebook debut: “We asked our summit pastors, ‘What obstacles…

Why I Lovingly Push Reformed Theology

Periodically, an article is published to which I am compelled to respond. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to respond with nastiness or even direct disagreement. A response is not a reaction. The following article is an attempt at a friendly response to an article published today over at RAANetwork. The goal here is…

Gospel Issues: An Open Letter to Western Evangelicals

With a small amount of interest, I have occasionally turned my gaze on the provocative happenings in the world of Evangelicalism. Just to be fair, by a very loose definition, I would be considered an Evangelical, though I prefer the term Protestant or, even better, Reformed Baptist. Read me right, though. I’m not bashing the…

The Document No Man Can Shred

When my daughter sets her mind to something, she’s always devastated when she doesn’t get it. I try to tell her that she should not invest so much hope in the object, but she inevitably sets herself up for disappointment. If we adults are honest, we do it too. I would argue that many of…