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    What Then Shall We Do?

    Written by Jeff Benson “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39   I am writing this on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Earlier today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed idly looking for the latest video and seeing how my friends were doing, when I came across a most interesting trend occurring within my social circle. The majority of posts I was seeing were somehow tied to a quote spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was then that I realized that I was in complete ignorance of the significance of the day,…

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    Celebrate Christmas If You A Real G

    Written by Adam Coleman I spend a lot of my social media time debating with folks from various worldviews (i.e. Hebrew Israelites, Kemetics) and have picked up a number of Facebook friends that way. So around this time of year I find my timeline littered with Youtube videos, memes, and articles about whether or not Christmas is of pagan origins. Is jolly old Saint Nick just a mythical fat guy with nothing but love for everybody or is he some sort pagan-inspired distraction to an otherwise sacred holiday? Welp, I’ll let that battle rage on amongst the keyboard warriors and talk about something else entirely. After reading up on the…

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    Consciousness Community Part II

    Written by Adam Coleman In my last article, I laid out a context for what appears to be a growing problem in the black community. I discussed the lingering identity issue that seems to grip so many people of African descent and then illustrated how it poses a barrier to the spreading of the gospel as well as a stumbling block for many believers. With this article I provide a more detailed characterization of the sub-culture I have been referring to as the Consciousness Community/Movement (CC).

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    Consciousness Community Part I

    Written by Adam Coleman The emergence of the New Atheists was not the beginning of sorrows. Dawkins and friends are but a newer addition to a narrative that had its inception long before now. In many ways this narrative was shaped during Europe’s Enlightenment period. It was during this era that thinkers were emboldened to use their pens and printing presses to drive a wedge between Faith and Reason.

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    Are We Living in the Post Postmodern?

    Written by Jeff Benson The other day I was having dinner with an old friend of mine, when we began to discuss modern-day high-school students and how they react to certain questions. Since I regularly meet with a group of students at youth group, I was able to add into the conversation some of my own observations regarding the types of questions students have begun to ask, and how this differs from what we previously understood to be the “postmodern generation”. It was through our conversation we both came to a similar conclusion, that we might be beginning to see shift from postmodernism to what some are calling post postmodernism…

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    Kaepernick’s Controversy: A Violation of Symbolism

    Written by Adam Coleman Protest or Pity Party In the first Psalm we are cautioned against sitting in the seat of the scornful. In the name of patriotism and political correctness, it is alleged that NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has done just that. For those who don’t know, Colin Kaepernick recently elected to sit down during the National Anthem before a game in protest of what he believes to be oppression and injustice in America today. When asked about his act of protest, Kaepernick cited police brutality as a chief matter of concern that prompted him to speak out.

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    The Inseparability of Grace and Mercy

    Written by Jeff Benson “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” ~Matthew 5:7  There is a deep question that we must address. Are we merciful? And from the beginning I should define what this means. I am not referring to the simple act of kindness towards our neighbor or a casual act. Rather I am referring to the kind of mercy that Jesus showed. The kind of mercy that reaches into the darkest parts of the world and extends love towards the unlovable, that forgives the unforgivable, and saves those who cannot be saved. This is the mercy that Christians should demonstrate, one that is sacrificial and actively…