You just never know how personally grappling with some of life's toughest challenges and questions will put you in position to help someone else as they do the same. In Galatians 6:2 we are told:
"Bear one another's burdens, and in doing so fulfill the law of Christ."
The fact of the matter is many people, both followers of Christ and non-believers, struggle with that nagging question; "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Is there a solid answer to that question? Does the existence of evil in the world suggest that an all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful God does not exist?
Let's make it plain. I can't tell you how many times I've been sharing the gospel with someone and they ask, "Where was Jesus during slavery?" or "If Jesus is real then why are our people still oppressed?"
Each month Adam Coleman heads up to Richmond, VA. to teach apologetics at the No Ceilings Bible Study. Recently, The Black Bruce Wayne (Adam Coleman) was asked to address why bad things happen to good people. In this episode Adam Coleman shares his message from No Ceilings. Before I forget, I would like to say thank you for all who continue to support this ministry. Over the last month I have had the opportunity to travel and share what God has poured into me and it's been exciting to be a part of this growing urban apologetics movement. If we keep working together we can set this culture ablaze for Christ!
Intro to the "Problem of Evil"
How to take the pressure off of yourself in responding to this question.
How the existence of evil is actually evidence that God exists.
In this episode Scott Lane briefly talks about his recent travels and public speaking opportunities related to urban apologetics. We then listen in on a portion of his second presentation at the Truth Summit at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA. (2/16/2018)
African enslaved persons understanding the liberating nature of God.
The birth of the "Black Church" in North America
The many ways in which the "Black Church" actively opposed the institution of slavery in America.
It’s so encouraging to see how God is prospering and expanding this “urban” apologetics movement! I was invited by Pastor Tim Allison of Reconcile Church in Bloomington, Illinois to come and speak on the opening day of their Unapologetically Black and Unashamedly Christian series. I was asked to speak on “Can I be Woke and Christian?”. In this episode we’ve got the audio from that service...take a listen!!
Ancient African Christianity
Christianity and Enslaved Africans
Racism in the Church
Slavery In the Bible
Living the Gospel in Your Circle of Influence
It's on and poppin!! God is doing major things as the "urban" apologetics movement picks up steam. This week features Pastor Tim Allison of Reconcile Church in Bloomington, Illinois. I'm honored that Pastor Allison has invited yours truly, Adam Coleman, to speak at the "Unapologetic and Unashamed" Conference. At the conference, I will be addressing the false claim that Christianity is the "white man's religion" and answering the question, "Can you be woke and Christian?". In this episode, we chop it up about the need for apologetics in the African American community, pastoral insights on how to get active as an apologist in your local church, and grappling with serious questions as we draw closer to God.
About a week ago Kris "K-Dub" Williams released a new song "Psuedo Israelites" in which he took Hebrew Israelism to task for a number of doctrinal concerns and behaviors that don't reflect Biblical morality. This song sparked a firestorm of backlash from the Hebrew Israelite community. In particular, Deacon Hakah of the Sicarii Hebrew Israelite sect responded with a diss track against K Dub and the whole Shield Squad of which I am a member. In this episode, I sit down with K-Dub, J the Producer, and Tony of gospel rap group Hazakim to discuss "Pseudo Isrelites" and the recent controversy. Enjoy.