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Tribute To DJ Ward

[pullquote]The sermon here is about how sinners become saints.[/pullquote]Elder D. J. Ward, pastor of Lexington’s Main Street Baptist Church for 19 years, died of complications from lung cancer a couple of years ago. This amazing African-American was a powerful spokesman for the glorious God worshiped through the wall-to-wall window called Calvinism.  Read More

Black and Reformed: A Paradigm Shift

Is it true that the green shoots of recovery are sprouting and there is a gradually surging under current of hunger for Scripturally sound preaching with relentless intensity, indepth theological conviction and astute hermeneutic discipline? A couple of years ago Christianity Today noted that there was a growing resurgence towards Reformed Theology.  Reformed theology or Calvinism stresses that the initiative, sovereignty, and power of God is the only sure hope for the sinfulness, fickleness, and moral weakness of human beings—and the glory of God is the ultimate theme of preaching and focus of worship. But how proportional has this interest panned out among different ethnic communities? This in its self is just a glancing over view of the paradigm shift in the Black communities. Read More