Recently I sat down with Damon Richardson of Urban Logia Ministries, Pastor Isaiah Robertson, and Pastor Jason Laplanche on Dacebook Live for a discussion about “The State of Urban Apologetics”.
The budding “urban” apologetics community is something I care a great deal about and I’m sure the same could be said about Damon Richardson and Isaiah Robertson. I’m fortunate to call these brothers my friends and over the last several months we have all been making similar observations about what is going on in the urban apologetics community. Some of what we are seeing has been very concerning, not only for the 3 of us. Over the last several months there have been rashes of intense and at times antagonistic exchanges between urban apologists. As I’ve been keeping track of things in our social media community and reaching out to individuals involved with these skirmishes between apologists, it seems to me that the pulse of the community leans toward putting some things in place to better mediate and even prevent these sorts of internal conflicts that can potentially create fractures in the community.
In this conversation with Damon Richardson and Isaiah Robertson we discuss what it is that we’re seeing and propose solutions which we hope to develop amongst the Urban Apologetics community such that resolutions achieve some degree of community wide acceptance.
1. What is the current state of urban apologetics?
2. What steps can be taken to resolve issues within the community?
3. Proposing a statement of faith for urban apologists.
4. Proposing a standard of conduct and boundaries for public debate/dialogue amongst urban apologists.
Over the last few years, we've seen an increasing awareness of the need for "urban" apologetics. As a result, there has been a community forming of individuals who are equipping themselves and others to address the questions about and objections to Christianity that have been gaining ground in the African-American community as well as among people of African descent in the broader Western World.
One of the things that many of us in this community see a need for is literature addressing these needs. We want books. Author/Apologist Tyran Laws (and Rahsaan Armand) is filling that need with his book entitled, "The Round Table: A Christian's Conversation with Marginal Beliefs Affecting the Black Church Experience".
You definitely want to listen to this episode as we address the following topics.
What is the church doing about the violence in Chicago?
How to engage in conversation with people from the Conscious Community.
What are the dangers of "Word of Faith" theology?
Why is theology important in apologetics?
Wassup y'all. We're back again with another dope episodes. I want to thank everyone who messaged me with positive feedback for our Summer Soteriology Series. We're now shifting gears as I hit y'all with part 2 of a series I've been doing on the "Problem of Evil" at No Ceilings Bible Study in Richmond, VA. The "official" title for the series is "No Ceilings: Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?". If you missed the first part of that series click on the link to that episode below so you can get caught up.
In this episode well will be addressing:
How can there be a God with so much evil and suffering in the world?
How do we breakdown certain basic arguments against God related to the Problem of Evil?