A review of Al Mohler's take on systemic racism.
While the rest of the country wrestles over the legitimacy of which statues and monuments should be removed or kept, conservative Christians in Mississippi have tossed their hat in the ring in favor of removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Mississippi Baptist Convention released a statement on June 23, saying that, … Continue reading Conservative Christians in Mississippi Call for Removal of Confederate Emblem in State Flag
Anyone who has followed my blog for any period of time knows that there are two things that I am passionate about: good theology and social justice. I have demonstrated at length how the concept of social justice has biblical foundations. At the same time, I have also written about how biblical social justice will … Continue reading What Christianity can contribute to the social justice conversation
Recently I have had someone claim while speaking to me that social justice is "un-evangelical" (in so many words). I have demonstrated several times in my blog that social justice is a biblical concept (for example, here and here), though it may differ at points from how the rest of the world may define it. … Continue reading Is Caring about Social Justice “Un-evangelical”?
One of my favorite Christian rappers, Lecrae, has posted a timely YouTube video in reaction to George Floyd's untimely death. "He was made in the image of God," he laments. Lecrae affirms and validates the emotions of those that are grieving and lamenting, stating, "Your anger is justified...You should be frustrated. You should be angry. … Continue reading Christian rapper Lecrae reacts to George Floyd’s death in video
Shameless plug: One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is "Doctrine and Devotion," "a podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from a Reformed Baptist perspective." Co-hosted by pastors Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, the two co-hosts delve into deep theological topics and relevant questions, all the while playing off of each other in friendly, … Continue reading “Doctrine and Devotion” pastors address “virtual communion” questions
Over a week ago now, I posted an article based on an online conversation that I had with a friend regarding the reasons as to why I believe the recent practice of "online communion" (started because of the coronavirus quarantines) is ill-advised at best (see "Communion and Covid-19"). When asked about its legitimacy, my answer … Continue reading “Whatever Happened to the Lord’s Supper?” A Follow Up
An article has been circulating online this past week written by renowned biblical scholar, N.T. Wright, in response to the recent COVID-19 crisis that has suddenly taken the world by storm. True to character, the article is provacatively titled "Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus." In it, Wright invites his readers to rediscover the … Continue reading “Is Wright Right in What He Writes?” (The Undying Love of an Impassible God)
"Virtual Communion"? Given the unprecedented, massive-scale quarantine that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused around the globe, recent discussions have taken place regarding the possibity and plausibility of administering the Lord's Supper online--what some people are referring to as "virtual communion." Below is an edited copy of a correspondence that I had on Facebook with a … Continue reading Communion and COVID-19: Thoughts from the Quarantine
As COVID-19 continues to sweep through parts of the globe, a viral video was released today featuring a montage of celebrities singing the lyrics to the famous John Lennon song, "Imagine," which sings: "Imagine there's no heaven/ It's easy if you try/ No hell below us/ Above us only sky." Notably (and somewhat predictably), the … Continue reading Thoughts from the Quarantine: COVID-19 and the Hope of the Gospel