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Panicked by a Thought

I was the pastor of a new church I had just founded. I was trying to establish a firm foundation for this new ministry. What principles should it stand for? Truth came to mind....

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Sanctified Machismo

What is a man? “What is a man?” My Facebook feed carried a coming of age question from my grandson. Little James, when he turned 18 wondered on social media with a fundamental question...

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The Principle of Black Agapé

Is a Black business more trustworthy than a Black one? Is a Black politician better for the Black community than a white one? Is the emerging pattern of Black local government leaders no longer...

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What is Sin?

“Sin is independence from God.” When Rev. Tom Skinner gave the pastor’s conference his definition of sin, he surprised me. I wasn’t expecting him to describe sin as a list of bad behavior. I...

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Obedience

 “Why” is a fantastic question. I recall that my daughter used to drive me crazy with a continual array of why, why, why, why… When someone reflects on why they do the things that...

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#truthmatters

   The Word of God says in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” If I could change one thing that would make the world better,...

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What is a Church?

What is a church? What should a church be like? I have developed a functional definition from my reading and study of the Bible. A church should be: Discipling Worshiping Fellowshipping Equipping Ministering or Serving...

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David Ruggles

Donald Trump has had a profound impact on the American church. The overwhelming support that he received from white Evangelicals has deeply troubled many, especially Black Christians. Those Black Christians thought that personal morality...