While the “rule of law” is necessary for a free and just society, it can also devolve into the means of tyranny and oppression. The moment the law in this rule of law does not reflect God’s law, that same moment you will begin to see tyranny: whether through the legally-protected oppression of one man […]
The New Standard There is apparently a new standard for congregations all over America. Despite the context you live in, and because of the current climate in America with racism, if your congregation is predominantly “white” or “black,” then according to some modern evangelicals, you are not fulfilling the biblical mandate to “go and […]
I wish I would have saved the Facebook post I saw the other day, something to the effect of, “There ought to be an award for people who criticize the most without actually reading the article.” Social media, with its barrage of headlines, blurbs, and limited characters, seems to temp people’s reflexes more than their […]
A gentleman asked me a question recently that somewhat stumped me, and the fact that it stumped me startled me a bit. After several of my articles on race issues, and knowing I was to be speaking at the Providential History Festival last August, the black pastor asked if he could be the one to […]
In this third presentation at the 2016 Providential History Festival, I expand upon the previous two discussions to discuss how many in America attempted to maintain a racist hegemony through a series of laws designed to enforce segregation and disenfranchisement. These “Jim Crow” laws are rarely given a biblical analysis, and we rarely discuss the input from […]
This is my second lecture given at this year’s Providential History Festival in Omaha. Much of this information will also feature in a book on American slavery and racism coming out next year.