A Pentecost Sermon: Race, Slaves, and Women

June 9, 2019

Acts 2:17-18 Only seven weeks ago the future looked bleak. The one whom they thought was the Messiah was dead. The disciples of Jesus hid in fear, and their spirits were broken. They had lost all hope. But that changed when God raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus began to appear to his disciples […]

Tolbert Fanning — Advocate for Peace in 1861 (Part VIII)

April 3, 2012

Tennessee, a member of the Confederate States of America since July 1861, was now a full participant in an American bloody Civil War. Fanning had pursued every recourse to persuade disciples from joining the fight on either side. Three disciples from Murfreesboro in Rutherford County penned a response to Fanning’s several articles, particularly his three […]

What a Difference a Century Makes

November 7, 2008

Whatever your political allegiance–or non-allegiance, like me–the election of an African American to the Presidency of the United States is a historic event, and that is an understatement. Whatever direction your vote went last Tuesday we can all rejoice that another ethnic and racial barrier has been breached. A century ago, when Jim Crow laws were […]

Reverse the Curse VI – The Early Church (Acts)

September 5, 2008

“In my former book, Theophilus, I worte about all that Jesus began to do and to teach….” (Acts 1:1). “You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and […]

Created for Hermeneutics–Part IV (Practical Reflection)

May 17, 2008

I promise this post is more practical than the first three (1, 2, 3).  Well, ok, as practical as I can be in terms of epistemological and hermeneutical theory.  But stick with me here even if you are already turned off.  🙂  Ok, I know I’ve already lost some…but give this a shot. All interpreters are […]