My Black History Reading Recommendations

by F. L. Anderson

Although I am a history buff, including the history of black people in early America, I'm not a big advocate of "Black History Month". I believe our history should be taught everyday and integrated in everyday life as often as American history. 

Note to baby boomers. The 60's are over. Black history did not start or end with your generation. 

I was looking at my library of Black literature and thought, I have never listed a Black history reading recommendation on my blog. So, here's my short list.

No One Seems to Want to Solve the Problem

by F. L. Anderson

Saw this article in Charisma News. "Can We Stop the 70 Percent of Young Adults Who Drop Out of Church?" When I saw this I thought, ok, maybe someone has some new insight into what's going on. So, I began to read it. It didn't take long for me to figure out that this was just another attempt to promote another book tour, disguised as helping young adults. It quotes a lot of stats from the Barna Group without giving them credit. And, like the Passion conferences, is another attempt to take advantage of an issue and target market, to make money and build personal reputations. "Let no crisis go to waste"?

Six Issues the Black Church Doesn't Care About

by F. L. Anderson

While the black church is still naming and claiming, the Church as a whole is in crisis. While so many black church leaders are focused on personal kingdom building, and too busy competing for numbers and dollars, the vast majority can't hear the knocks at the door. They are asleep. Many are self-absorbed, insecure and drunk on their own vanity.

For the last four years, I have been sharing startling information with black church leaders about the state of the Black church, their response is always the same... nothing. It's sad but true.  There are a lot of issues in the Church as a whole, however, here is the short list of issues the Black Church doesn't seem to care about:

New Year's Commitments, Vows and Resolutions: Three things Believers need to know

by F. L. Anderson

Every year at this time, believers around the country make promises and commitments that go unachieved. They say things like, "This year I'm going to get closer to God", or "I'm going to read the bible more", or "I'm going to change" in some kind of way, then post it on social media for the whole world to see.

Over the years, I've noticed that the one big thing that believers don't set as a goal or ask God for, is a committed spirit.

Did you know that 45% make goals for the new year, but just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goal? Here is an interesting statistic: 24% never succeed, and fail on their new year's commitments every year. These are the one's who keep doing and saying the same things every year, expecting a different result. Albert Einstein called this - Insanity!