Pastors: God Calls us to Cross-Cultural Ministry
As we continue to live within the ever-increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural reality, it is more and more obvious that the "black and white" matrix of the American Christian church is outdated.
Women in Ministry: Following Christ's Example
I recently spoke to a pastor who made his case for not supporting women as senior pastors. "I've asked many men this question," he said.
Why Glenn Beck is a Danger to True Evangelical Theology
I watched the Glenn Beck show on Fox News yesterday. His topic was how churches that are using the term, "social justice" are misinterpreting scripture in order to spread Marxism.
Audio: For God So Loved the World
In this clip, Pastor Efrem expands on the very familiar verse John 3:16.
Confronting Urban Violence with Jesus' Nonviolence
This morning as I was running on the treadmill, I was also watching CNN. A story came on about a shooting in Washington, D.C. The police chief was speaking, with the mayor of D.C looking on.
Audio: Remember Your Immigrant Roots
In this short clip from a recent sermon, Pastor Efrem encourages European Americans to remember their own immigrant heritage and history in order to inform their current attitudes toward immigratio
Growing the Beloved Community in Spite of Sinful Soil
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
Health Care, Race, and the Role of Government
I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical.
Audio: 'If You Don't Do Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, You Will Catch Hell'
It's always hard to narrow down Pastor Efrem's sermons to a few key minutes, and this one was no exception. Preaching from Matthew 25, he puts some extended focus on the health-care debate.
Audio: Earmarked for Kingdom Justice
In this clip, Pastor Efrem preaches from the book of Proverbs, specifically chapters 10-18, in which there is a contrast made between the righteous person and the wicked person.