Led by Elders: True Baptist Tradition

Introduction I write from the Southeast, more specifically I write from Alabama. Here it is not uncommon, in fact, it is the norm, to have a church led by one pastor, generally called the senior pastor. There seems amongst most Southern Baptist congregations a general skepticism of any more than one pastor. Is this normal? Perhaps, … Continue reading Led by Elders: True Baptist Tradition

Open Letter to Rev. Michael Jordan of New Era Baptist Church

My dear brother in Christ, I hope this letter finds you well. I am thankful that you both are aware and are passionate about the injustices of the past and present. In fact, me as your White brother, I'm the less likely one to know about these injustices. You are right, who have been the … Continue reading Open Letter to Rev. Michael Jordan of New Era Baptist Church

Social Justice and the Poor: Are We ‘Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing’?

"KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING." This is a phrase I have heard numerous times, in many contexts; the main context being social justice. Many times I have heard it said in the context of serving the poor or advocating for financial equality for all ethnicities and genders. Often, Jesus' words "you will always … Continue reading Social Justice and the Poor: Are We ‘Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing’?

What is Philosophy?: Its Importance for the Christian

Philosophy is a term and practice that unfortunately, can seem almost taboo in the Christian circle. Christians can appear suspicious of it as if it were a practice to be avoided at all costs. These suspicions, of course, can seem well grounded. After all, if one sticks around the church long enough, they will most … Continue reading What is Philosophy?: Its Importance for the Christian

Police Officers, Heroes or Villians?: The Unique Perspective of a ‘White Boy’ Who’s Experienced Black Culture

  Introduction Perhaps there is convincing proof of white privilege and racial injustice just in the intuitive feeling you had when you read this blog title. If you are white, you probably immediately thought to yourself something like this, “The police are here to serve and protect, of course, they are heroes!” If you are … Continue reading Police Officers, Heroes or Villians?: The Unique Perspective of a ‘White Boy’ Who’s Experienced Black Culture

God’s Providential Governance

  Introduction In most of Christian history there has been different beliefs on God’s sovereignty, especially in regards to how he interacts with humans. As theologians and philosophers have wrestled with their beliefs of God’s sovereignty over history, they have often had a hard time reconciling that with humanity’s responsibility, or free agency. A difficulty … Continue reading God’s Providential Governance