Book Review: John Onwuchekwa’s Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church

This book isn’t specifically focused on my D.Min. research, but I thought it was an excellent little book worth sharing. Note: this book is not out yet. I received an advanced copy thanks to Crossway and Netgalley. It releases August 31st, 2018. Onwuchekwa, John. Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books,Continue reading “Book Review: John Onwuchekwa’s Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church”

Review: Alan Noble’s Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

O. Alan Noble. Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2018. Note: This review is written from a pre-release copy via InterVarsity and Netgalley. This explains some of the discrepancy of citations. Some are from the PDF Kindle edition while others are from the a different file. I hopeContinue reading “Review: Alan Noble’s Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age”

A Few Random Notes on Some “Secondary Reads”

These works are not directly related to my research, but may prove helpful background information or side information. In other words, they are not a direct priority to read, but they deserve a place on the backburner. Hopefully I will get to them soon. Glaude, Jr., Eddie S. Democracy in Black: How Race Still EnslavesContinue reading “A Few Random Notes on Some “Secondary Reads””

Review: Adrian Pei’s The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities.

Pei, Adrian. The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2018. Listening. It’s something none of us are really good at. All of us need to grow in this area. We must become better listeners. As part of of the majority culture, I am constantly trying, as a pastor in aContinue reading “Review: Adrian Pei’s The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities.”

My On and Off Again Relationship with Kate T.

It’s been well over 15 years since Kate T. and I first met. Our relationship lasted about five years. It wasn’t always easy. It was actually quite rocky. There were plenty of challenges. I admit that I certainly contributed to some of the problems in our relationship. I have a hard time with conforming toContinue reading “My On and Off Again Relationship with Kate T.”

Review: William White’s Van Til: Defender of the Faith

White’s biography, Van Til: Defender of the Faith, is a simple and delightful look at the life of Van Til. This is not a critical look at Van Til’s life and thought. It is a well written, brief overview of the life of a defender of the faith. It is remarkably personable. I really appreciatedContinue reading “Review: William White’s Van Til: Defender of the Faith”

Review: Crosscombe & Krispin’s Place Matters

Place Matters first caught my attention because it is written by two guys who love the city I love. They have ministered in the city of Philadelphia, in the case of Bill Krispin, longer than I have been alive. While I have not had the chance to met them yet, I greatly respect the consistencyContinue reading “Review: Crosscombe & Krispin’s Place Matters”

Review: Dick Gregory’s Defining Moments in Black History

What happens when you take a spoonful of comedy, a dose of conspiracy theory, and heaping of African American history? Well, you get Dick Gregory’s Defining Moments in Black History. Another reviewer hit the nail on the head. Gregory is like the crazy uncle who loves to tell stories. He mixes truth with a littleContinue reading “Review: Dick Gregory’s Defining Moments in Black History”

Review: James Sire’s A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

“The moment the church was born, apologetics was born with it” (9). So begins, James Sire’s  A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics. The implication is that apologetics is necessary for the Church. The Christian faith will always need to be defended. Until Christ returns, apologetics will remain to both defend and bolster up the faith.Continue reading “Review: James Sire’s A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics”

Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race

I had heard this story before. Harvey* sat at our dining room table recounting once again his experience of being in the army down South. He was off base one day with a friend when a bunch of white men drove by in a pickup and yelled out: “We got your n———!” Later he foundContinue reading “Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race”