We Moved. Here’s What’s Next…..

BlackCalvinist/ March 31, 2016/ Quick News/ 0 comments

Update: Yes, it’s January 2017.  Work has been eating time.  This plan still moves forward….. Okay, one of my domain names has been transferred over here to the new site (yes, those of you using the shorter URL tcdc.me, you’re hitting the new site now). I’ll be updating the rest of them shortly – primarily, as soon as I get

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Okay, here’s the announcement….The Gathering is BACK.

BlackCalvinist/ May 10, 2015/ Edification and Growth, The Gathering Podcast

A FEW WEEKS. lol  The Gathering is returning after a four year hiatus. 🙂 Will aka The Apologist had myself, Frank, Mike and Carlos over to Christcentric studios last night to record the newest episode of The Gathering. We talked about Spiritual Gifts (specifically the sign gifts – tongues, prophecy and healing).  You can get a minute and a half sneak-peek

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Very COOL Announcement Coming Soon….

BlackCalvinist/ May 9, 2015/ Personal, Quick News

With several posts sitting in draft mode for three years, a few dozen Facebook exchanges and discussions saved as screen shots for later discussion and analysis and *ahem* other work going on (and this is all outside of regular LIFE….which is busy enough on its’ own, since I’m in grad school again and self-publishing my compositions), wouldn’t a recent ministry-related

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Been a while….

BlackCalvinist/ May 14, 2014/ Quick News

There are these interesting ‘life periods’ where I have to semi-disappear from things and people in order to focus on things that matter. Apparently, the time period between 2012 and now seems to be one of those times.  Career has picked up tremendously and I’ve actually had my most successful year as a band director in my entire 13 years

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Apologetics: Loaded Questions and Unproven Assumptions

BlackCalvinist/ July 27, 2012/ Featured Articles

A bit of an expansion to one of my recent Facebook posts regarding the whole Chic-Fil-A/Dan Cathy’s statement issue (for those living under a rock, read here: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38271 and here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/27/us/chick-fil-a-controversy/index.html ). “Why are you discriminating against gays ?” “Why do you hate women and don’t want them to exercise their right to choice ?” These are loaded questions. “When will you

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New site design, new video and more ‘new’ coming.

BlackCalvinist/ March 18, 2012/ New Stuff, Video

TCDC’s main design hasn’t been updated since 2004-5 (maybe 2006) when I moved from b2evolution to WordPress. I was a little (okay, a LOT) overdue.  Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a minimalist – less clutter, slimmer look, etc….hence, the current design. It’s dark on purpose. Your eyes get ‘screamed at’ by pages with tons of light colors (white,

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Bible Interpretation Basics: What are you reading ?

BlackCalvinist/ January 25, 2012/ Featured Articles, Thinking Biblically Commentary

Scripture was written in different genres. Most people miss this fact when they approach it, which is why some of them have such a hard time trying to understand what scripture is teaching or attempting to communicate at different places. That is to say, there are some parts that are written as instructional literature (Leviticus, Colossians) where step-by-step directions were given,

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Church Membership and Excommunication

BlackCalvinist/ November 6, 2011/ Featured Articles

So this scan of an excommunication letter has been making its’ way around the internet for the past few days (literally – gone viral in 24-48 hours). What’s interesting is the responses I’ve read to it. Having been close to most of my pastors in my life, this letter isn’t a big shock to me – but apparently, even to

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