Today marks the beginning of Black History Month. It is a time to acknowledge the significant contributions made to our nation's history and culture by black Americans. I've noticed that there is always some sort of backlash when it comes to celebrating Black History Month. For instance, there are those who complain that it is … Continue reading Why Celebrate Black History Month?
Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man … Continue reading The Imago Dei and Why it Matters
PASS THE MIC: WHY BEN CARSON GOT IT WRONG https://www.raanetwork.org/pass-the-mic-why-ben-carson-got-it-wrong/
Why I believe Ben Carson Got It Wrong During the first GOP presidential primary debate, Dr. Ben Carson was asked by moderator Megyn Kelly what he would do to heal the racial divide that currently exists in America. Dr. Carson responded by saying, “You know, I was asked by an NPR reporter once why don’t … Continue reading Why I Believe Ben Carson Got It Wrong on Race
A review article by Gervase Charmley of Kevin DeYoung’s What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? and Ed Shaw’s The Plausibility Problem. Evangelicals and Homosexuality: A Review Article
In this article, RAAN contributor Earon James discusses the harmful leadership dynamic of pastors whose leadership resembles the leadership of the pope.
We spend so much time and energy working to ensure that we maintain a favorable image in the eyes of others. We ride the roller coaster of emotions that takes us from the highs of affirmation to the lows of rejection. The pursuit of esteem in the eyes of others totally engulfs us and ultimately … Continue reading Resting in God’s Approval
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is … Continue reading We Need More Workers
In light of recent events in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent decision of the grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson we have witnessed very strong passionate reactions across the nation. First of all, I would like to honor all of those who have protested in a civil, … Continue reading A Wake Up Call to Black Pastors and Church Leaders
Well it's another election cycle and once again the political rhetoric is heating up like a pot of boiling water and the talking points are sharp like arrows dipped in deadly poison ready to be unleashed on the enemy. During my time in ministry I have noticed a trend in the church (yes, even in … Continue reading The Sovereignty of God and the Culture War