Awakened Church: Part 3

Race and the American Church Unfortunately, the United States of America has consistently denied all these Scriptural principles to African Americans. African Americans have been consistently segregated to the worst parts of the cities.[1] Policing, past and present, has often enforced the law unequally on African American communities.[2] In the past, the financial industry consistentlyContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 3”

Awakened Church: Part 2

The Stranger in the Land The term גֵּר means stranger or immigrated citizen. A stranger was not a native inhabitant of a country (Ex 2:22, cf. Gn 15:13; 23:4; Ex 12:49; 18:3). The stranger had legal status as a citizen of Israel (Ex 2:49; Is 14:1; Ez 47:22) as opposed to the נָכְרִי, foreigner, andContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 2”

Awakened Church: Part 1

Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church When it comes to discussions on race relations, sides are quickly chosen, and the battle lines are drawn. Each side is ready to do whatever it takes to destroy the other. While this reaction is expected in the broader culture, unfortunately itContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 1”

Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church

I finally edited my paper on racial relations. And I’ve posted it on my Academia Site. Here is my introduction: When it comes to discussions on race relations, sides are quickly chosen, and the battle lines are drawn. Each side is ready to do whatever it takes to destroy the other. While this reaction isContinue reading “Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church”

A Parable on Racial Relations

A certain man went down from Morocco to South Africa and fell among slave-traders, which stripped him of his raiment, and brought him to America. They beat him and left him half dead in the ghetto. His brother saw him in the way, but he had no resources to help. He begged for help fromContinue reading “A Parable on Racial Relations”

Toward Racial Reconciliation

Our churches today tend to be divided along racial lines. Thankfully, the lines are not as stiff as they once were. But still, if you walk into a church, you are going to find it predominately made up of one race. But there is an unfortunate development in many churches: we all may be oneContinue reading “Toward Racial Reconciliation”