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Snoop! “Why We Need To Judge”

“Snoop! Why We NEED To Judge.” It has been an interesting week. Calvin Broadus Sr., a.k.a. Snoop Dog, released his new project, Bible of Love, and it broke the internet. From gangsta rap to gospel music?  It was a recipe for controversy. Snoop is an icon. Since his debut album

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Black Panther And The “Problem” Of Black Conferences

Black Panther and the “Problem” of Black Conferences Black Panther has inspired amazing interest in black consciousness, self-determination, and all- things African. For many, it wasn’t enough to buy a ticket to the movie, they bought entire African-inspired outfits, and posed for pictures in front of life-sized Black Panther posters.

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Adventists and the Wakanda Weakness

Adventists and the Wakanda Weakness By the time you read this blog, Black Panther will have reached $1 Billion dollars in box office sales. It was at $944 million world- wide on Wednesday, but it opens in China on Friday, (and I understand there are a few folks living there.)

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Black Panther and the Adventist Movie Myth

Black Panther and the Adventist Movie Myth I’ve been tricked! Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! …I think that’s a word. After a time of research and writing, it’s dawning on me that Ellen White never actually said that our guardian angels “stand weeping at the door of movie theaters.” (Actually, she came pretty

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Dr. E. E. Cleveland: A Black History Giant

Dr. E.E.Cleveland: A Black History Giant He was no more than 6’3, but to the world he seemed larger than life. Dr. E. E. Cleveland. I actually heard him before I saw him. As a child, we’d listen to the recording of his 1966 evangelistic campaign in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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7 Artists Kirk Franklin Should Thank – Part 2

7 Artists Kirk Franklin Should Thank – Part 2 Last week reminded me how powerful and personal gospel music is. Musical artists we’ve never met can feel like family, because we’ve heard their voices as often as family. In short, these lists are personal and that’s what makes them so

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7 Artists Kirk Franklin Should Thank

“7 Artists Kirk Franklin Should Thank” My Public Evangelism class was about to start and we were discussing contemporary gospel music. Kirk Franklin will be in Huntsville this year during our annual Alumni Weekend here at Oakwood University. Franklin, of course, is arguably the most powerful figure in black gospel

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How To Keep Going

How To Keep Going Well, this is the first week of February and reality has set in. The health clubs are clearing out, the treadmills are gathering dust, and the diet is done.  Millions of people have discovered that resolutions are a lot easier to make than they are to

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How to Change and STAY Changed

The Resolution Solution Series: “How to Change and STAY Changed” Change. It’s a whole lot easier to talk about than it is to experience. We’re almost through January and that loud crash you’ve been hearing off and on, are resolutions falling to the floor. But don’t worry about it, some

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3 Things the Church Could Learn From Nick Saban!!

3 Things the Church Could Learn From Nick Saban!! Let’s establish something from the outset. I am Not an Alabama football fan. I live in Alabama, but the only team I support outside of Oakwood University is Alabama A&M University. And yes, we do play football at Oakwood….Well, it’s intramural

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How NEW Years Help OLD Habits

How NEW Years Help OLD Habits There is at least one thing that we all have in common. We want change. We need change. Lady Tramaine Hawkins has been my special musical guest, from time to time, when I’ve conducted summer evangelistic campaigns. She is always well received when she

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The Question Most Leaders Are Afraid To Ask

The Question Most Leaders Are Afraid to Ask It’s like Kryptonite to otherwise bold leaders. (Kryptonite: A radioactive material that made Superman seek personal counseling.) This question is harder for most leaders than the perplexing questions of the ages. Questions like: What is truth? How many angels can fit on

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