Blog Posts by Leon Brown

On Interracial Marriage

Article by   April 2014
In 1991, Spike Lee directed a film, titled, "Jungle Fever." If you have never heard the phrase, typically it is used when a white, or Anglo, woman is attracted to or has a relationship with an African-American, or black, male.... continue

What I Wish I Had Done In Seminary (Part 2)

Article by   March 2014
ὁ δὲ νόμος οὐκ ἔστιν ἐκ πίστεως, ἀλλʼ ὁ ποιήσας αὐτὰ ζήσεται ἐν αὐτοῖς. Χριστὸς ἡμᾶς ἐξηγόρασεν ἐκ τῆς κατάρας τοῦ νόμου γενόμενος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν κατάρα, ὅτι γέγραπται· ἐπικατάρατος πᾶς ὁ κρεμάμενος ἐπὶ ξύλου"I should know what this says," I... continue

What I Wish I Had Done In Seminary

Article by   March 2014
Seminary changed my life. Through the Bible teaching and supplementary readings, I gained a more robust view of God, his word and church, the sacraments, and my marriage. Perhaps because of the transformation that took place in my life, I... continue

Walking On Eggshells: Five More Things On Ethnicity and Culture

Article by   March 2014
My last post caused no little disturbance. It seems to me that anytime ethnicity and culture are mentioned in reformed circles, there is a mixture of responses ranging from anger to gratitude. Amid the responses, a brother in the Lord... continue

Five Offensive Statements/Actions: What White People Say and Do

Article by   March 2014
Reformation 21 exists for the purposes of, "Encouraging biblical thinking, living, worship, ministry, and constructive cultural engagement." I desire to engage the latter in this post. To be clear, I am not playing the race card nor am I claiming... continue

Let's Talk About Sex

Article by   March 2014
In 1991, Cherly James and Sandra Denton, also known as Salt-n-Pepa, released a song titled, "Let's Talk About Sex." In the opening stanza, they recorded, "Let's talk about sex for now to the people at home or in the crowd.... continue

Don't Believe the Lie: Email Is Not the Best Option

Article by   February 2014
According to this 1995 commercial, "American Online is making it easier for people to live, work, and play." In part, this is true. Ordering roses for our spouse, checking the weather, arranging family vacations, and watching the news is much... continue

The Hunger Games: Affectionately Known As the PCA MNA Assessment Center

Article by   February 2014
As Katniss Everdeen, Haymitch Abernathy, and Peeta Mellark are traveling to the Hunger Games, Katniss walks into a conversation where she is greeted by these words from Haymitch: "I was just giving some life-saving advice... It should come in handy... continue

A Letter to Lecrae and Andy Mineo

Article by   February 2014
Dear Lecrae and Andy,We have never met, but I thought I would take the time to share some things with you. Your names have been floating around Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube quite a bit lately. As I am sure you... continue

The Church: The Place for Those in Perfect Health

Article by   February 2014
On numerous occasions I have been told that the church is like a hospital for the sick. The illness is sin; the remedy is Christ. We, therefore, attend church to receive our diagnosis and to gladly hear and embrace its... continue
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