Enough is Enough – Thoughts on Justice, Compassion, and Eric Garner

I held off on blogging about Ferguson, it was a matter too weighty to deal with merely a blog post. Aside from shaking my head at the entire situation, I didn’t have any words to express my feelings, so I didn’t even try. But enough is enough, now that the Eric Garner case has madeContinue reading “Enough is Enough – Thoughts on Justice, Compassion, and Eric Garner”

Music Monday – “Hood Cries” by Bizzle

When Bizzle addresses the situation in Ferguson and Christians’ response to racial injustice he simply doesn’t care if people are going to like what he is says. He is going to speak truth regardless if it offends some people’s sensibilities. He especially kills it in his 2nd bar (1:38 – 2:26).

Thoughts on Ferguson

At this point you already know what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. So I don’t need to give you the details. (If you don’t know whats going on then you obviously have been living under a rock – a rock on the moon). It seems like everybody has an opinion and that everybody hasContinue reading “Thoughts on Ferguson”

Black Jesus

Lately I have been reading through Veli-Matti Karkkainen’s A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World: Christ and Reconciliation for a book review that I am supposed to write. The book really is a one of a kind book, its rooted in the thought that systematic theology, or what Karkkainen calls “constructive theology,” needs toContinue reading “Black Jesus”

Some Thoughts on Ephesians Three and the Christian Community

Just as he did in Chapter 2, in Chapter 3 Paul continues to elaborate on the Jew-Gentile relationship that exists within the Church. The Gentiles were once without hope and without God, and the Jews were trapped under a Law they could not fulfill. These two groups were once divided, but in Christ God hasContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Ephesians Three and the Christian Community”

Some Thoughts on Ephesians Two and the Christian Community

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying outContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Ephesians Two and the Christian Community”