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Just Thinking Podcast

By Darrell Harrison & Virgil Walker
The Just Thinking Podcast boldly confronts cultural, social, political, and theological issues through a biblically orthodox worldview.
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EP # 111 | Activist Theology
The #LeaveLOUD movement is urging black evangelical Christians to exit white evangelical spaces, primarily on the basis that white evangelical Christians don't recognize or celebrate black evangelical Christians for who they are. But is such a movement biblical? On this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil 'Omaha' Walker take a look at #LeaveLOUD through the broader lens of "activist theology," and Christians who see an activist gospel as a means to achieve a particular end within the Church. Pre-order: "Just Thinking About the State" - Just Thinking Ministries & Founders Press The Just Thinking Scholarship - Just Thinking Ministries & The Master's University Wokeness & the Gospel Conference - June 11-12, 2021 at Denton Bible Church, Denton TX The Myth of Influence - John MacArthur, Ligonier Conference 2003 "When Should People Leave Their Church?" - John MacArthur, Grace to You blog Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
03:23:23
April 14, 2021
EP # 110 | The Direction of the Church [Live]
In this episode, with moderation from Dawain Atkinson, Darrell and Virgil take to the stage at the 2021 Ligonier National Conference for a freestyle discussion that continues on the topic of EP # 109 |Theory vs. Theology. The road is narrow yet a wide path is making itself known through the adoption of analytical tools as both a means of understating and interpreting Scripture. The world is going it's own way yet may we remain rooted in biblical truth.   Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
01:23:58
March 24, 2021
EP # 109 | Theory vs. Theology
The evangelical church is at a crossroads. It’s not the first time. Worldly philosophies, such as Critical Race Theory and the ‘social gospel’ are distracting the church from its fundamental mission: proclaiming the evangel—the good news—of salvation in Jesus Christ to unbelieving sinners. In this ‘freestyle’ episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker look to Scripture as they consider the issue of which road the church will take: theory or theology.   Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
02:13:54
March 17, 2021
EP # 108 | Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory, or CRT for short, is, for many professing evangelicals today, a philosophy that is steeped in confusion and ambiguity. That is by design. In this expanded episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker spend more than three hours unpacking the origins, tenets, and threats that Critical Race Theory poses not only to the evangelical church, but to society as a whole.   Resources Related episodes EP # 045 | Social Justice & the Gospel Related blog articles The Master’s University/Just Thinking Scholarships 2021 Evangelicals and Race Theory — Dr. Carl Trueman, First Things NO! Critical Race Theory Does NOT Continue the Civil Rights Movement — Dr. James Lindsay, New Discourses Race and Racism in the Bible — Toby Jennings, Founders Ministries Equity or Equality? — Darrell B. Harrison, Just Thinking Blog The Human Dignity of Equality — Virgil Walker, G3 Ministries Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
03:29:29
February 24, 2021
EP # 107 | (Bonus Episode) One Race, One Body, One Blood w/ John Cooper
One Race, One Body, One Blood. Special guests Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker from the Just Thinking Podcast join Cooper Stuff for this absolutely FIRE episode. We talk about “race”; reconciliation; what’s the way forward? Darrell and Virgil turn some pages of the Bible to explain the great news of the gospel that truly unifies us as the one body of Christ.   Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
01:39:03
January 22, 2021
EP # 106 | A Biblical Exposition of Unity
Subsequent to the presidential election held in the United States on November 3, 2020, many evangelical leaders, primarily on social media, began exhorting Christians to come together in a spirit of unity around the presumed incoming administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Notwithstanding that, officially, the outcome of the aforementioned contest had yet to be determined, a fundamental question remains: What kind of unity is acceptable to the church and, more importantly, to God? In their final episode of the 2020 podcast season, Darrell Harrison and Virgil "Omaha" Walker answer that question expositionally—and unequivocally—from Scripture.    Resources Related episodes EP # 047 | Where is Your Hope? EP # 079 | One Church, One Body EP # 096 | Christian Contentment EP # 099 | Assurance of Salvation Related blog articles The Gospel in a Hostile World - Jeremiah Johnson (Grace to You blog post) The Basis of Christian Unity - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Amazon.com) Holiness - J.C. Ryle (Amazon.com) Christ's Call to Reform the Church - John MacArthur (Grace to You) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
02:29:48
December 9, 2020
EP # 105 | The Doctrine of Elections (Live Recording)
In the United States, another major and, potentially divisive, election cycle is upon us. Consequently, the ever-present question has arisen: How are professing Christians to vote? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil "Omaha" Walker look to the Scriptures for answers to that important question, while not mentioning any political candidates by name.   Enter the Steadfast Bibles Handy Size Preacher’s Bible Giveaway! (ends November 4, 2020)   Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
02:20:35
October 31, 2020
EP # 104 | Breonna Taylor and the Gospel
In the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old black woman, by Louisville, KY police officers on March 13, 2020—and the subsequent decision by a grand jury to not charge the officers with murder—many people, including many professing Christians, are nevertheless calling for “justice” for Breonna Taylor. But was “justice” not done? More importantly, what is “justice” to begin with? What should “justice” actually look like in society? Is “justice” primarily a matter of subjective standards or of objective truth? Listen as Darrell Harrison and Virgil (“Omaha”) Walker bring some hard biblical truths to the issue of “justice” in this special episode of the Just Thinking podcast.   Resources Related episodes EP # 045 | Social Justice & the Gospel EP # 062 | A Biblical Theology of Socialism Related blog articles Equity or Equality? by Darrell B. Harrison So, You Want ‘Social Justice’? Be Careful What You Ask For by Darrell B. Harrison A Few Words About ‘Justice by Darrell B. Harrison Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking Ministries - 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:39:12
September 30, 2020
EP # 103 | The Church of BLM
In this "freestyle" episode, Darrell and Virgil ("Omaha") discuss some of the fundamental doctrines that guide the organization Black Lives Matter and how those beliefs are more resemblant of a "church" with its own religion than a political entity seeking social justice.   Resources Related episodes EP # 013 | Cultural Marxism and Public Education EP # 039 | Christian Socialism EP # 045 | Social Justice & the Gospel EP # 062 | A Biblical Theology of Socialism EP # 082 | A Socialist Savior EP # 093 | A Biblical Theology of the Role of Government EP # 102 | Black Lives Matter? Related blog articles Equity or Equality? by Darrell B. Harrison The Subjective Indignation of the Social Justice Movement by Darrell B. Harrison Related external media Black Lives Matter Vision for Black Lives (BLM policy demands manifesto)  The Agenda of Black Lives Matter is Far Different From the Slogan - New York Post BLM Co-founder Describes Herself as 'Trained Marxist' - New York Post Karl Marx vs. Charles Spurgeon: An Epic Struggle for the Souls of Men in 19th-Century London - Larry Taunton
02:27:13
September 16, 2020
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September 5, 2020
EP # 102 | Black Lives Matter?
In this episode of the Just Thinking Podcast, Darrell and Virgil ("Omaha") take an in-depth look at the organization known as Black Lives Matter—and the Marxist worldview that fuels it—against the truth of the Word of God. Grab a notepad, a pen, and pack a lunch, because this episode is 2 1/2 hours of unfiltered truth about the ungodly and violent entity known as Black Lives Matter.   Resources Related episodes * EP # 013 | Cultural Marxism and Public Education * EP # 039 | Christian Socialism * EP # 045 | Social Justice & the Gospel * EP # 062 | A Biblical Theology of Socialism * EP # 082 | A Socialist Savior * EP # 093 | A Biblical Theology of the Role of Government Related blog articles * Equity or Equality? by Darrell B. Harrison * The Subjective Indignation of the Social Justice Movement by Darrell B. Harrison Related external media * Black Lives Matter Vision for Black Lives (BLM policy demands manifesto)  The Agenda of Black Lives Matter is Far Different From the Slogan - New York Post BLM Co-founder Describes Herself as 'Trained Marxist' - New York Post Karl Marx vs. Charles Spurgeon: An Epic Struggle for the Souls of Men in 19th-Century London - Larry Taunton
02:32:22
August 19, 2020
EP # 101 | Celebrating 100 Episodes
In this bonus episode of the Just Thinking Podcast, Darrell Harrison, Virgil ("Omaha") Walker, and the entire Just Thinking Podcast support team—Dawain Atkinson, Charles Simpson, Sr., Rachel Fink, and Joe Z—get together to celebrate and reflect on 100 podcast episodes! Listen as the team opens up about the history, mission, and future of the Just Thinking Podcast, while also engaging in some good-natured ribbing at each other's expense. This episode is also an opportunity for the Just Thinking Podcast team to thank our loyal listeners and supporters for sticking with us through 100 episodes over the past two-and-a-half-years. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this special BONUS episode of the Just Thinking Podcast! Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:49:37
July 29, 2020
EP # 100 | A Biblical Exposition of “White Culture”
  Recently, the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) posted on its website an infographic titled “Aspects & Assumptions of Whiteness & White Culture in the United States.” The infographic, which has since been removed from the NMAAHC website, outlined 14 areas that, in the opinion of the NMAAHC, are rooted in “whiteness” and “white culture.” In this special episode of the Just Thinking Podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker conduct an in-depth analysis of the infographic through the lens of Scripture. The episode is part Bible study and part history lesson. Resources Related episodes * EP # 063 | Slavery Reparations * EP # 067 | Whiteness * EP # 081 | Black Nationalism, White Fatherlessness * EP # 092 | Racial Reconciliation? * EP # 093 | A Biblical Theology of the Role of Government Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Abraham Johnstone: Address to the People of Color * Up From Slavery: the Autobiography of Booker T. Washington (book) — Amazon.com * The History of Mary Prince: a West Indian Slave (book) — Amazon.com * On Her Own Ground: The Life & Times of Madam C.J. Walker (book) — Amazon.com Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
02:19:52
July 22, 2020
EP # 099 | Assurance of Salvation
  To be a Christian is, by definition, to possess salvation and all that it entails (forgiveness of sin, adoption as children of God, eternal reward in heaven, and much more). And yet, many professing Christians struggle to believe the promises that salvation brings because they don't possess the assurance that they are saved to begin with. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil ("Omaha") show you from God's Word that assurance can be yours forever.  Our recommended reading: Am I Truly Saved? by Joel Webbon of Right Response Ministries As we discuss the assurance of our salvation in this episode, Joel's study through 1 John provides a great resource to further dive into the truth of our salvation. With a forward by Costi Hinn and endorsements by Justin Peters (Justin Peters Ministries), Ben Merkel (President of New Saint Andrews) and many more, we highly recommend that you pick up your copy of this great resource! Grab your copy today! - https://justthinking.me/trulysaved     Resources Related episodes * EP # 047 | Where is Your Hope? * EP # 088 | The Grace of God Related blog articles * The Battlefield of the Mind Related external media * Why Christians Lack Assurance - sermon by John MacArthur (Grace to You) * Resting in the Assurance of Our Salvation - sermon by John MacArthur (Grace to You) * Eternal Security - sermon by John MacArthur (Grace to You) * Women's Hope Podcast - Dr. Shelbi Cullen & Kimberly Cummings (The Master's University) * Assurance of Faith - teaching series by Joel Beeke (Ligonier Ministries) * The Assurance of Salvation - teaching series by Dr. R.C. Sproul (Ligonier Ministries) * A Lifting Up for the Downcast - book by William Bridge (Banner of Truth) * Is Your Salvation Secure? - booklet by John MacArthur (Grace to You) * Can I Be Sure I'm Saved? - book by R.C. Sproul (Ligonier Ministries) * The Ultimate Security of Our Salvation - sermon by John MacArthur (Grace to You)
02:13:39
July 1, 2020
Ep # 098 | George Floyd and the Gospel
  In a first-of-its-kind episode, Darrell Harrison and Virgil "Omaha" Walker get behind their respective microphones for a no-holds-barred, completely impromptu, unscheduled, and unscripted (no notes) discussion about how believers in Christ should respond to events surrounding the death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota. Buckle up. Resources Related episodes * EP # 092 | Racial Reconciliation? Related blog articles * Divided by Sin * A Few Words About Justice * The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity Related external media * Southern Baptist Leaders Issue Statement on the Death of George Floyd (Baptist Press) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy /past the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:13:59
June 1, 2020
Ep # 097 | Our Blessed Hope
  Pandemics, quarantines, layoffs, bankruptcies, divorces, suicides–the news seems to be getting worse every day. In these troubling and encouraging times, where can one turn to find hope? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker discuss how God uses trials and adversity in the lives of His people to reorient them away from the temporal troubles of this world and toward the “Blessed Hope” we have in Jesus Christ. Resources Related episodes * EP # 047 | Where is Your Hope? * EP # 088 | The Grace of God * EP # 096 | Christian Contentment Related blog articles * Lessons Learned in God’s School of Affliction Related external media * Joseph: The Precision of God’s Sovereignty (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * Peace that Passes All Understanding (Edward Welch, Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy /past the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:32:32
May 27, 2020
EP # 096 | Christian Contentment
  Adversity has a way of revealing our true selves, especially during times of trial that seem to last for a prolonged period of time. It is during those times that Christians must guard against allowing the sin of discontentment to take root in our hearts. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss what God’s Word has to say about how Christians can be genuinely content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. Resources Related episodes * Ep # 097 | Our Blessed Hope Related blog articles * The Danger of Discontentment Related external media * 11 Reasons Spurgeon Was Depressed (The Spurgeon Center) * The Faith That Doesn’t Fail (John MacArthur, Grace to You) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:24:48
May 6, 2020
EP # 095 | Pornography in the Church
  The statistics tell the story — pornography is a destroyer. It destroys marriages, families, careers, and reputations. In other words, pornography destroys lives. Christians are not immune to this scourge. And yet pornography remains one of the least-addressed issues in the church today. In one of the most crucial episodes ever produced by the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil (“Omaha”) look to Scripture for answers to why pornography is such a problem for so many — including within the church — and how the gospel of Christ can lead to freedom from its unmerciful enslavement. “Because of technical difficulties related to increased Internet usage as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, you may notice intermittent instances of audio interference. We sincerely apologize.” Resources Related episodes * EP # 060 | Sexual Sin in the Church Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * “Self-Defense Against Sexual Sin” (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * “Guarding Sexual Purity” (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * “Pornography: The New Narcotic” (Morgan Bennett, The Public Discourse) * “Women and Pornography” (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)) * “Pornography and Dating” (Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)) * “Find a Certified Biblical Counselor” (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)) * ”Seven Things to Do After You Look at Porn” (Paul Maxwell, Desiring God) * “The Pornographic Seduction” (Albert Mohler, Ligonier Ministries) * “The Progression of Pornography Addiction” (Gene McConnell, Focus on the Family) * “Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace” (Dr. Heath Lambert) * “Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn” (Tim Challes) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and ...
01:28:35
April 15, 2020
EP # 094 | Do Not Love the World
  The coronavirus continues to affect the lives of countless people around the world. But notwithstanding the casualties the COVID-19 pandemic has left in its wake, God is using that adversity to expose some things about the hearts of His people that some may not want to acknowledge or admit. Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) expound on that thesis in this timely and heart-penetrating episode of the Just Thinking podcast, titled “Do Not Love the World.” Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * “Finding Security in a Troubled World” (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * “The Promise of Peace in a Worried World” (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * The Belgic Confession of Faith (All of Grace.org) * “The Mystery of Providence” (John Flavel) * “Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers” Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:15:56
March 30, 2020
EP # 093 | A Biblical Theology of the Role of Government
  With the U.S. presidential elections only months away, many Christians, particularly young believers, are supporting candidates who endorse a socialist view of government. More specifically, the idea that it is the role of government to promote social equality. But is such a view of government biblical? In this extended episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker take an in-depth look into the Scriptures–and history–to answer that question.   Resources Related episodes * EP # 039 | Christian Socialism * EP # 062 | A Biblical Theology of Socialism * EP # 082 | A Socialist Savior Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen” (Alpha History) * “The Souls of Poor Folk” (Poor People’s Campaign) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:52:10
March 11, 2020
EP # 092 | Racial Reconciliation?
  What is “racial reconciliation”? Is it biblical? Many evangelicals seem to think it is. So much so that “racial reconciliation” has become big business with some Christian ministries and organizations. But what does Scripture have to say about the subject? Listen as Darrell and Omaha look to the Word of God for clarity and answers to those and other questions in this episode of the Just Thinking podcast. Resources Related episodes * EP # 003 | Racial Separation * EP # 023 | Sin by Proxy * EP # 067 | Whiteness * EP # 084 | When Forgiveness Isn't Woke Enough Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:41:31
February 19, 2020
EP # 091 | Woke Worship (Part 2)
  A recent article in Christianity Today addressed some challenges pastors are encountering as they work to meet the felt needs of their multiethnic congregations. But should multiethnicity be a focus of the church’s mission? Just how “woke” should a worship service be? Listen as Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) answer these and other questions in “Woke Worship: Part 2.”  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * More Multiracial Churches Led by Black, Hispanic Pastors (Christianity Today) * The Calling of the Church (John MacArthur) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:15:34
January 27, 2020
EP # 090 | Woke Worship (Part 1) [Live]
  In this special edition of the Just Thinking podcast, which was recorded live at the 2020 G3 Conference in Atlanta on Thursday, January 16, 2020, Darrell and Omaha discuss the topic of “Woke Worship” or, what they describe in theological terms as “identity ecclesiology.” The brothers chose the topic of “Woke Worship” in keeping with the overall theme of the conference–Worship. What exactly is “woke worship,” you ask? Just listen in to this special live episode and find out.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
42:56
January 20, 2020
EP # 089 | Superstitious Christianity
  Are you a superstitious Christian? Be honest. Do you know someone who is? In fact, what is a “superstitious Christian” anyway? In this final episode of the Just Thinking podcast for 2019, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss a practice that many people who profess to be Christian engage in every day–superstitions–and why such beliefs are antithetical to what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:19:24
December 11, 2019
EP # 088 | The Grace of God
  As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, the grace of God will be the focus of many pulpits and households around the world. But do we really understand what the grace of God is and means and why it is important that we, as Christians, thank God for His grace? Listen as Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss what the Bible teaches doctrinally about the grace of God and why the church needs to recommit itself to take that doctrine more seriously than it does currently.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:28:34
November 25, 2019
EP # 087 | Politics and the Black Church
  As Christians, to what degree should one’s theology shape or influence his or her view of politics? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) discuss that question in light of a comment made recently on social media by Bishop Paul S. Morton. Morton, a black man, urged black Christians who are considering supporting Democrat candidate Pete Buttigieg a biological male who is “married” to a biological male, for president in 2020, to stand on the biblical definition of marriage, and why Morton paid a price for making such a comment. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:37:07
November 20, 2019
EP # 086 | Playing God
  An almost unfathomable situation is currently unfolding in Texas where Dr. Anne Georgulas, the mother of 7-year old James Younger, a biological male, is engaged in a legal battle with the boy’s father, Jeffrey Younger, over whether Georgulas has the right to subject James to “transition” James to a girl against the wishes of his father. The potential ramifications of this case, regardless of the outcome, are not only legal or sociological but theological. Listen as Darrell and Virgil (Omaha) discuss this situation through the lens of the objective truth of the Word of God. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Judge rules dad will have say in ‘transition’ of 7-year old (LifeSite News) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:32:04
November 4, 2019
EP # 085 | The Sufficiency of Scripture Against Black Liberation Theology [Live]
  This episode of the Just Thinking podcast was recorded before a live audience at the Grace to You 2019 Truth Matters conference at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The theme of the conference was The Sufficiency of Scripture. In keeping with that theme, in this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss: The Sufficiency of Scripture Against Black Liberation Theology. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * What Is Black Liberation Theology? (Got Questions?) * Black Liberation Theology, in its Founder’s Words (NPR) * The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology (Dr. Anthony B. Bradley) * Black Liberation Theology and Woke Christianity (Samuel SeyTwo) * Christologies and Liberation Theology (Ariel Gonzalez Bovat) * James Cone and the Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology (Joe Carter) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:11:47
October 21, 2019
EP # 084 | When Forgiveness Isn’t Woke Enough
  Amber Guyer, a 31-year old white female and former Dallas, Texas police officer, was recently convicted of murder in the shooting death of 26-year old Botham Jean, a black man. Guyer was subsequently sentenced to ten years in prison. During the penalty phase of Guyer’s trial, Botham Jean’s younger brother, Brandt, shocked the courtroom–and the world–by verbally forgiving Guyer and hugging her (to the tears of many in the courtroom.) But for many people, including some who profess to be Christian, Brandt Jean’s offer of forgiveness was not a gesture to be lauded or applauded. Listen as Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) discuss some of the reasons why Jean’s offer of forgiveness wasn’t “woke” enough for some professing Christians. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Is the Gospel No Longer Enough for Black Christians? Related external media * James Cone, Marxism, and the Black Church (Ariel Gonzalez Bovat) * Fundamental Christian Attitudes: Forgiveness (John MacArthur - Grace to You) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:46:04
October 7, 2019
EP # 083 | Black Athletes and White Colleges
  Is it time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges? According to American Sports Journalist Jemele Hill, the answer to this question is, “YES!”  However, this seems to be another form of tribalist separation that has nothing to do with the best interest of the Black Athlete.  Hill has written on the subject and makes her case.  However, in this episode, Virgil “Omaha” examines that Hill’s case to determine if  there’s any merit to her argument.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The Impact of Social Justice on the Gospel by Darrell Harrison (The Christian Worldview) * It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges (Jemele Hill) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
48:15
September 25, 2019
EP # 082 | A Socialist Savior
  Was Jesus a socialist? Does the Bible support socialism? Some professing evangelical Christians seem to think so. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) explore those questions through the worldview of one influential socio-political activist, Reverend William J. Barber, II.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Seeking a Social Savior Related external media * Christ’s Call to Reform the Church (Dr. John MacArthur, Grace to You) * We Must Build a Moral Movement to Address Poverty (Rev. William J. Barber, II, Repairers of the Breach) * Democrats ready to replace worship of God with worship of the state (Washington Times) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:32:30
September 2, 2019
EP # 081 | Black Nationalism, White Fatherlessness
  In this episode Virgil “Omaha” Walker discusses one of the biggest threats to the so-called “black community” and it is not “White Nationalism.”  Virgil walks through the idea that the internal threat impacting the “black community” is Black Nationalism packaged with all kinds of immoral behavior, seemingly ignored, often overlooked, and at times rewarded on the basis of historic racism in America.  Listen as he unpacks this idea in this episode of Just Thinking. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
58:10
August 21, 2019
EP # 080 | Guns and Gardens
  More than thirty souls have entered into eternity as a result of two mass shootings that occurred recently in the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. As usual, when such events happen, people react by asking questions and pointing fingers. But how are followers of Christ to respond when incidents like mass shootings happen? Who really is to blame? Listen as Darrell and Virgil look to the Word of God for answers to these and other related questions. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Angry at Sin * The Fallacy of Gun Control as a Means of Behavior Change * Six Reasons the Church in America is Becoming Increasingly Impotent Related external media * Man’s Biggest Problem (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * No Simple Answers: Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty Through Suffering (Alistair Begg, Truth for Life) * Mass Shootings Aren’t Growing More Common (Christopher J. Ferguson, Real Clear Science) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:41:41
August 14, 2019
EP # 079 | One Church, One Body
  Unity within the body of Christ continues to be a much-discussed topic among evangelicals today. But as much as it has been talked about in recent years evangelicals, especially in America, continue to be divided, particularly along ethnic lines. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil Walker) argue that such divisions should not exist among believers, as we are all one in Christ.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * A Body of One? Related external media * ‘Thank You,’ Greear Tells Black Church Assembly (Baptist Press) * “The Wrong Kind of Unity” (Grace to You) * Unity in Christ (Charles H. Spurgeon) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:36:29
August 5, 2019
EP # 078 | Black Lives Matter and Abortion
  A recent New York Times article is promoting the decades-long narrative that high abortion rates among black women are the direct result of socio-economic conditions that give those women no choice but to abort their unborn children. It is a narrative that is wholeheartedly embraced by many black Christian leaders today as a matter of “social justice.” But is that narrative biblical? Listen as Darrell and Omaha (Virgil) look to the Scriptures to understand how believers are to respond when Black Lives Matter is invoked in the abortion debate. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * When Black Lives Matter is Invoked in the Abortion Debate (New York Times) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:42:18
July 23, 2019
EP # 077 | A Nuanced Gospel?
  Nuance. It’s the word du jour among many professing evangelicals today. But what does the word “nuance” mean and how does that meaning influence and impact us as evangelicals in terms of how we are to understand and interpret the Word of God? Listen as Darrell and Virgil (Omaha) look to the Scriptures for answers to the question: “A Nuanced Gospel?” Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * “Nothing But The Truth“ (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * Black Theology: A Documented History: 1966-1979 (James H. Cone) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:09:54
July 17, 2019
EP # 076 | SBC Reflections (Part 2)
  This is Part 2 of our episode as we  reflect on the Southern Baptist Convention.  This week we will examine the three issues addressed at the SBC Convention: Sexual Abuse, Complementarianism, and Critical Race Theory. These issues seem to be ongoing, so listen closely as Darrell and Virgil discuss these issues from a Biblical Worldview.  Resources Related episodes * EP # 075 | SBC Reflections (Part 1) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:13:36
July 10, 2019
EP # 075 | SBC Reflections (Part 1)
  In this episode we will be reflecting on the Southern Baptist Convention 2019. This particular episode is part 1 of 2. This week we will examine the history of the SBC, its founding and history. Darrell and Virgil will discuss the history of their own denominational journey and set up the discussion for the major issues of debate within the SBC. Resources Related episodes * EP # 076 | SBC Reflections (Part 2) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:07
June 26, 2019
EP # 074 | An Unnecessary Debate
  A debate is brewing, among Christians of various denominational persuasions, on the question of whether women should be ordained as pastors and elders in the church. It is a debate that is dividing family members, friends, and churches. But should there even be a debate at all? Listen as Darrell and Virgil make the case that this debate is an entirely unnecessary one, as Scripture has clearly spoken on the issue.  Key texts: 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Genesis 1:27, 3:16, 4:7; Psalm 119:89; 1 Thessalonians 2:13.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:24:00
June 17, 2019
EP # 073 | Listener Appreciation
  Today as we take time to let you know how much we appreciate our listeners. We celebrate 200K downloads with our very own engineer and mastermind behind the podcast, Dawain Atkinson. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:18:23
June 12, 2019
EP # 072 | The Equality Act of 2019 (Part 2)
  The Equality Act of 2019 is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation to be introduced in Congress in our lifetime. It is dangerous because it will force Christians, under threat of law, to be accommodating of subjective choices regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. And yet many Americans, as well as many Christians, seem to not care. Listen as Darrell and Virgil explain in this two-part series of episodes why you, as a Christian, should care about what is being proposed in the Equality Act of 2019 under the pretense of “civil rights.” Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Text of the Equality Act of 2019 (Congress.gov) * The Equality Act Will Turn America Upside-Down (The Washington Times) * 7 Reasons Why The Equality Act Is Anything But (Heritage Foundation) * House Equality Act Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People (New York Times) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:58
June 5, 2019
EP # 071 | The Equality Act of 2019 (Part 1)
  The Equality Act of 2019 is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation to be introduced in Congress in our lifetime. It is dangerous because it will force Christians, under threat of law, to be accommodating of subjective choices regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. And yet many Americans, as well as many Christians, seem to not care. Listen as Darrell and Virgil explain in this two-part series of episodes why you, as a Christian, should care about what is being proposed in the Equality Act of 2019 under the pretense of “civil rights.” Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Text of the Equality Act of 2019 (Congress.gov) * The Equality Act Will Turn America Upside-Down (The Washington Times) * 7 Reasons Why The Equality Act Is Anything But (Heritage Foundation) * House Equality Act Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People (New York Times) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:60
May 29, 2019
EP # 070 | Abortion
  The issue of abortion seems to be everywhere in the news.  The arguments surrounding the issue are varied.  However, all of them can be summed up in whether or not a human life is destroyed.  In this episode, Virgil Walker (Omaha) walks through the issue and gives you a first-hand account of what it’s like to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ at an abortion clinic.  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:01:18
May 15, 2019
EP # 069 | Jesus, the Great Avenger (No Spoilers)
  If the box office receipts for the Avenger’s Endgame movie are any indication, it would seem that everyone is looking for a Superhero.  This blockbuster smash seems to have the attention of many.  In this episode, Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker take the time to look into what drives humanity to seek rescue.  What is it about our innate human nature that desires to see justice and the vanquish of evil, once and for all?  As usual, the guys will open the Scripture and determine what God has to say about “Avenging” evil and establishing a New Heavens and a New Earth.  Check into this episode of the podcast.  There are no Avenger's Endgame movie spoilers within this episode Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:21:53
May 6, 2019
EP # 068 | Singles, Dating and Marriage
  For countless Christians who are single, being single is more of a dilemma than a calling. Many of them desire to be married and are discontent that God has not made His will clear about whom they are to marry or whether they are to marry at all. So how is a single Christian to navigate between the desire to be married and God’s will? Listen as Darrell and Omaha (Virgil) discuss this very important topic from a biblical worldview. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * The Danger of Discontentment Related external media * Marriage As It Was Meant To Be (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * The Mirror of Marriage (Ligonier Ministries) * Does God Tell Us Who To Marry? (Desiring God) * Marriage: God’s Design (Alistair Begg, Truth for Life) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:30:43
May 1, 2019
EP # 067 | Whiteness
  “Whiteness.” What, if anything, is it, and who, if anyone, is guilty of it? In this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) look to the Scriptures in discussing the topic of “whiteness” and the influence of Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation Theology in shaping this divisive and God-dishonoring movement within contemporary evangelicalism in America.   Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Sparrow Women’s Conference Interview of Ekemini Uwan - Transcript & Video (Elizabeth Woodson) * “What Is Whiteness?” (Nell Irvin Painter, New York Times) * “Beyond Whiteness” (Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:49:32
April 15, 2019
EP # 066 | The Resurrection of Jesus
  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is unarguably the most central pillar in terms of Christian orthodoxy. For centuries, the Church has had to defend this doctrine against numerous heretical attacks that have come against it. And yet, today, many professing believers fail to grasp the temporal and eternal significance of this momentous event in their personal lives. Listen as Darrell and Virgil (“Omaha”) discuss this most crucial of all Christian doctrines, and why Christians–and the Church–must understand and be prepared to defend the truth about the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Angry at Sin Related external media * The Incarnation: The Athanasian Creed (William Boekestein, Ligonier Ministries) * How Can Jesus Be God and Man? (Matt Perman, Desiring God) * What is the Hypostatic Union? – Got Questions?) * The Murder of Jesus (John MacArthur, Grace to You) * “The Murder of Jesus” (John MacArthur, Grace to You) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:20:35
April 10, 2019
EP # 065 | Capitalism
  It’s clear, the battle lines have been drawn from the left and the right.  Those on the left believe Socialism is the right path forward.  Those on the right disagree holding to the Capitalism that has made the country prosperous.  The question that needs to be asked has little to do with one’s political affiliation. Instead we should be asking, “What does the Bible have to say about economics?  Has God outlined through the Scriptures the economic path forward for those who believe in Christ?” Listen to this episode as Virgil examines these questions and much more.  Let’s put Capitalism through the lens of a Biblical Worldview. Key text: Genesis 1:26-28 Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Is Capitalism Moral (Prager University) * Basic Economics (Thomas Sowell) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:08:08
April 3, 2019
EP # 064 | Worldliness in the Church
  The late Dr. R.C. Sproul, Sr. once said, “My life didn’t get difficult until I became a Christian.” To be a Christian is, by definition, so separate oneself from his or her former life in the world. And yet, that separation doesn’t come easy as to live in this world is a constant struggle to not be of this world. Listen as Darrell and Virgil discuss the issue of worldliness in terms of what it is and what it means for believers to not succumb to it. Key text: 1 John 2:15-17. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:22:26
March 27, 2019
EP # 063 | Slavery Reparations
  As the “social gospel” continues to gain traction within contemporary American evangelicalism, increasing numbers of professing Christians are aligning themselves with the idea that black Americans are owed reparations for slavery. But is such an idea biblical? In this expanded episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Virgil go in-depth to discuss the divisive issue of reparations from both a personal and theological perspective. Listen carefully as what you hear may surprise you. Resources Related episodes * The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Discrimination and Disparities (Dr. Thomas Sowell) * “The Case For Reparations” (Ta’Nehisi Coates) * “The Case For Reparations” (David Brooks) * “To Be A Slave” (Julius Lester) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:49:48
March 20, 2019
EP # 062 | A Biblical Theology of Socialism
  To say that socialism is gaining in popularity in the United States would an understatement. But to say the same about the Church is both disheartening and concerning. Why are increasing numbers of professing evangelical Christians attracted to a worldview that is so antithetical to biblical orthodoxy? Listen to this expanded episode as Darrell and Virgil dive deep into the Scriptures and expose socialism for the unbiblical worldview it really is.  Key text: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-10 Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Socialism in Jesus’ Name? (R.C. Sproul) * The Color of Law (Richard Rothstein) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:44:21
March 11, 2019
EP # 061 | Born-Alive Act
  Recently, the United States Senate failed to pass the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” or what is commonly known as the “Born-Alive Act”. The legislation, was aimed at protecting the lives of babies who were born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. Notwithstanding the role of elected politicians in failing to pass what appears to most people be the common-sense thing to do, what responsibility, if any, do Christians have in this outcome? Listen as Darrell and Virgil make a case from Scripture that Christians are as much to blame as politicians for what happened in the Senate concerning this legislation. Key text: Ecclesiastes 9:3 Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Text of Born-Alive Act legislation (Congress.gov) * “Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality” (John MacArthur) * “Can I Be Forgiven If I’ve Had An Abortion?” (R.C. Sproul) * Culture: Living as Citizens of Heaven on Earth (A.W. Tozer) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:33:56
March 4, 2019
EP # 060 | Sexual Sin in the Church
  Sexual immorality is one of the most devastating sins confronting the church today, destroying marriages, families, and ministries. And yet, despite this reality, sexual sin–both individually and corporately–remains one of the least-addressed sins from the pulpits of evangelical churches today. Listen as Darrell and “Omaha” deal head-on with this destructive sin by reminding believers of the reason they were saved to begin with. Foundation text: 1 Peter 1:2 Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Sexual Sin and Sanctification (John MacArthur) * Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins (Dr. John Street) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:26:16
February 27, 2019
EP # 059 | Black America Demand Letter
  In this week’s episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Virgil a “demand letter” submitted by a young black woman, Mecca Morgan, on behalf of black Americans. “Demand letters” are nothing new. They are written every few years depending on the socio-political milieu in place at the time. Listen as these brothers unpack this latest list of demands through the lens of the gospel, and discuss why Ms. Morgan is missing the bigger issue. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Divided By Sin Related external media * Demand Letter 2018 On Behalf of Black America (Mecca Morgan) * The Primal Sin of Humanity (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:01
December 26, 2018
EP # 058 | SBTS Report on Racism & Slavery
  Slavery. It’s the sin some evangelical Christians just can’t – or won’t – let go of. In this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss the ‘Report on Racism & Slavery in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’ recently released by the under the signature of its president Dr. R. Albert Mohler. In the report, Dr. Mohler acknowledges, confesses, and repents of the complicity of SBTS in fostering a culture of racism in America. But the report isn’t enough for many evangelical social justicians who describe it merely as a “good first step.”  Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Report on Slavery & Racism (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
December 19, 2018
EP # 057 | Religion of LGBT
  This week Omaha (Virgil Walker) fly solo while Darrell is preparing to relocate. Omaha tackle the recent news of how the LGBT community has effected some well know figures and even a Christian artist. Give it a listen as he shows us how the world religion never forgives and bring the light of the gospel with the redemption power of Christ. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
December 12, 2018
EP # 056 | Transgenderism: Denying the Imago Dei
  A divorced mother in Texas is forcing her 6-year old son to identify as transgender, to the utter dismay and disagreement of the boy’s biological father. The mother has also stated her intention to have the boy chemically castrated when he turns eight. In this extended episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Virgil dig deep into this disheartening situation and discuss the myriad implications and ramifications of this mother’s sinful defiance of God through the biblical lens of the imago Dei. Parental discretion is strongly advised. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Only Two Religions (Dr. Peter Jones, Ligonier Ministries) * Tolerance and the Church of Oneism (Joseph E. Torres) * Mom Dresses Six-Year Old Son as Girl (Walter Heyer, The Federalist) * Texas Mom Says 6-Year Old Son is Transgender (Legal Insurrection) * The Battle for the Biblical Family (Dr. George C. Scipione) * Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction (Drs. Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:35:20
December 5, 2018
EP # 055 | The Minds of Black Folk
  History was almost made recently in the race for governor of Georgia, where the Democrat party nominee Stacey Abrams, a black female, came within less than three percentage points of defeating Republican nominee Brian Kemp, a white male. Apparently, Abrams’ defeat did not set well with many black Democrats, especially when it was revealed that 11 percent of black males supported Kemp. But why would such a thing be seen as problematic to black people? Do they not have the right to vote for the candidate(s) of their choosing? Listen in as Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) discuss through the lens of the gospel why this intra-ethnic form of ideological slavery must come to an end – now. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * The Minds of Black Folk Related external media * Black Men Helped Brian Kemp To Victory (Daily Caller) * ‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Florida Governor’s Race (Wall Street Journal) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:19:51
November 28, 2018
EP # 054 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 4)
  This week’s episode of the Just Thinking broadcast concludes our look at the Ligonier Ministries 2018 ‘State of Theology’ survey, as Darrell and “Omaha” (Virgil) unpack Statement 30 of the survey, “Religious belief is a matter of personal opinion; it is not about objective truth.” Listen in as the brothers open the Word of God and discuss why the 60 percent who affirmed this statement are missing the larger question, one that Pontius Pilate asked thousands of years ago. Resources Related episodes * EP # 051 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 1) * EP # 052 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 2) * EP # 053 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 3) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The State of Theology (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:03:35
November 21, 2018
EP # 053 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 3)
  This week’s episode of the Just Thinking podcast marks the the third in a series of in which Darrell and Omaha (Virgil) take an in-depth look at the 2018 Ligonier Ministries ‘State of Theology’ survey. Having tackled Statements 6 and 11 of the survey, this episode finds the brothers turning their attention – and the gospel – to Statement 3, in which 52 percent of professing evangelicals agreed that, “God accepts worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.” Resources Related episodes * EP # 051 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 1) * EP # 052 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 2) * EP # 054 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 4) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The State of Theology (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
59:18
November 14, 2018
EP # 052 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 2)
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) continue their walkthrough of the 2018 State of Theology survey conducted by Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway Research, taking a look at Statement #11, in which 52% of survey respondents agreed that, “Everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature.” Listen in as the brothers take a look at this statement through the lens of the gospel, and discuss why that 52 percent are wrong. Resources Related episodes * EP # 051 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 1) * EP # 053 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 3) * EP # 054 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 4) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The State of Theology (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
November 7, 2018
EP # 051 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 1)
  Recently, Ligonier Ministries released its 2018 ‘State of Theology’ survey, which it conducted in partnership with Lifeway Research (an initial survey was conducted in 2016). To describe the results of the survey as a disheartening reflection of the condition of the evangelical church in America today would be a gross understatement. So disheartening, in fact, that Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil Walker) have decided to dedicate the next several episode of the Just Thinking broadcast to a discussion of the responses contained in the survey. Listen in as the brothers share their initial thoughts on what the survey says many Americans believe about the deity and nature of Jesus Christ. Resources Related episodes * EP # 052 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 2) * EP # 053 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 3) * EP # 054 | Ligonier: The State of Theology (Part 4) Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The State of Theology (Ligonier Ministries) * Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief (John Frame) * Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Wayne Grudem) * Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth (John MacArthur) * Systematic Theology (Louis Berkhof) * Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology (Thomas C. Oden) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:08:38
October 31, 2018
EP # 050 | Gosnell Movie
  This week Omaha (Virgil Walker) fly solo. As he examine the atrocities committed by Kermit Gosnell and the movie that bears his name, we recognize a complete media blackout continues. The story of “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” seems to be completely silenced again as a Top 10 movie is being taken down from major screens around the country. Why is this happening? What would cause a profitable movie to get silence? Listen, as we will examine these issues through the lens of a Biblical Worldview to see what Scripture has to say about what’s happening today. Key texts: Gen 1:26-27; Romans 1:18-23; John 15:18; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10 Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:02
October 24, 2018
EP # 049 | Tribalism & the Imago Dei
  Recording artist and entrepreneur Kanye West made news – again – recently when he met with President Donald Trump at the White House. But some are asking: why would this make news to begin with? Good question. Why is it considered taboo in some ethnic circles for a black person, like West, to independently form and express political views that are different from other black people, many of whom believe he is obligated to represent because of his ethnicity? Another good question. Listen as Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil Walker) deal with these and other questions through the lens of Scripture. Key texts: Gen. 1:27; 1 Cor. 12:18, 24-27 (also Jn. 4:40-42, 6:66-69). Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:19:20
October 17, 2018
EP # 048 | The Church
  Evangelical social justicians continue to preach that ‘the church should resemble the communities it serves.’ Sounds like a harmless enough idea, but the question is, is it biblical? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil Walker) discuss to what degree, if any, is ethnic diversity within local church congregations mandated in Scripture. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:09:09
October 10, 2018
EP # 047 | Where is Your Hope?
  It has been said that politics is a dirty business. That truism was put to the test recently, as things turned ugly on Capitol Hill during Senate hearings held amid sexual abuse allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford. Evangelical Christians have a lot riding on a Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court, particularly as it relates to the issue of abortion. But what if Kavanaugh is not confirmed? What then? Listen as Darrell and Omaha (Virgil) remind Christians where – and in whom – their hope should rest in a world in which leaders that are in the highest political positions are affected by sin and evil. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:16:16
October 3, 2018
EP # 046 | Anne Hathaway: The $35M SJW
  Recently, actress Anne Hathaway, 35, who, purportedly, is worth upwards of $35M, accepted the National Ally for Equality award from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). But in giving her acceptance speech, Hathaway presented a visage of love and equality that should cause all Christians everywhere to stop and think about what love and equality actually are in reality. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) do just that, as they discuss Hathaway’s subjective, humanistic, and new-age worldview through the objective lens of the truth of Scripture. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Why Christian Love Doesn’t Actually Look Like What Many Christians Think Related external media * Anne Hathaway’s HRC award acceptance speech * Mission Statement (Human Rights Campaign) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:28:56
September 26, 2018
EP # 045 | Social Justice & the Gospel
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil) discuss the Statement on Social Justice & The Gospel, which was released on 9/4/18, and with which Darrell was directly involved. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Angry At Sin Related external media * Statement on Social Justice & The Gospel * Darrell’s interview on Airing the Addisons - 9/14/18 (Urban Family Talk) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:23:52
September 19, 2018
EP # 044 | Police Violence
  In yet another incident of violence involving police and an ethnic minority, Dallas, TX police officer Amber Guyger, has been charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing Mr. Botham Jean. Reportedly, Officer Guyger mistook Mr. Jean’s apartment for her own and shot him when he opened the door to his own residence. In this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil Walker) discuss the concerning circumstances surrounding this incident, while pointing listeners to the truth of the gospel and what is fundamentally important for us, as Christians, to remember in light of this situation: that even police officers are sinners, as are we all, and that our desire for justice must be rooted in God’s standard of righteousness, and not in our ethnicity. Resources Related episodes * EP # 005 | Colin Kaepernick & Civil Rights * EP # 098 | George Floyd and the Gospel Related blog articles * It’s Not About Kaepernick Related external media * Female Dallas cop who killed man in his home is charged with manslaughter (Fox News) * A black officer on police brutality (Washington Post) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:20:29
September 12, 2018
EP # 043 | Aretha Franklin Eulogy
  The funeral for the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16, 2018, was held on August 31, 2018. The Rev. Jasper Williams, pastor in Atlanta, performed the eulogy. In reflecting on Aretha Franklin’s legacy, Williams who, in 1984, eulogized Franklin’s father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, made some rather pointed and blunt comments about the state of the “black community” in America today. In this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil) unpack Williams’ “controversial” remarks and discuss why many within the so-called “black community” are attacking him for being so candid about what he sees as problems facing blacks in America today. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Video of eulogy by Rev. Jasper Williams (YouTube) * Jasper Williams Responds To Questions About His Aretha Franklin Eulogy (YouTube) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:28
September 5, 2018
EP # 042 | The Narrow Road (Part 2)
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) continue their discussion of Living Out ministry’s 10-question audit, “How Biblically Inclusive Is Your Church?”, which they initially discussed in episode 42, entitled ‘The Narrow Road’. This is an expanded, “double-album” episode in which the aforementioned brothers take the time to exposit each of the 10 “audit statements” one-by-one, and apply gospel-centered context to each statement in the spirit of “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15). Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * 10-Question Audit (Living Out) * Fight Sin, Find Rest (Ask John Piper, Desiring God) * Answering Key Questions About Homosexuality (Dr. John MacArthur) * Living Out’s Church Audit Dumpster Fire (Toby J. Sumpter) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:40:41
August 29, 2018
EP # 041 | The Narrow Road (Part 1)
  It seems increasing numbers of so-called ‘evangelical’ Christian ministries are buying into a socio-cultural paradigm of Christianity, particularly as it relates to “affirming” professing believers who identify as “same-sex attracted”. One of the ways they do this is by focusing on virtues like ‘community’, ‘unity’, and ‘diversity’. So much so that a ministry based in the United Kingdom has gone as far as encouraging churches to audit themselves to ensure they are being “biblically inclusive”, especially of those who are LGBTQ. Listen in as Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil) discuss their concerns about a “gospel” that embraces a type of salvation without sanctification. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * How Biblically Inclusive Is Your Church? (Living Out) * Evangelical Alliance (Website) * Living Out (Website) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:14:26
August 22, 2018
EP # 040 | Identity Crisis
  Can one politician affect evangelicals so much that they feel they no longer have a home in the church? Apparently so. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil) discuss how one self-described evangelical ‘woman of color’ suddenly feels “homeless”, metaphorically speaking, with Donald Trump in the White House. Scripture texts: Acts 17:26-27; Col. 3:1-3; 1 Cor. 6:19-20. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Hijacking 'Evangelicalism' Related external media * A Kind of Homelessness: Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era (Religion & Politics) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
August 15, 2018
EP # 039 | Christian Socialism
  On June 26, 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an avowed Democratic Socialist and active member of the Democratic Socialists of America, defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Crawley in New York City’s 14th District Congressional election. Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has become the new face of socialism in America, attracting support from all walks of life, particularly from Millennials. In this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Virgil (Omaha) dig deeper into what socialism is (and isn’t), its various types and, more importantly, how the message being propagated by people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being embraced by many today within the evangelical church. Key Scripture references for this episode: Ex. 25:2; Acts 2:42-44; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Ex. 20:15. Note: Darrell reads from the NASB, The MacArthur Study Bible, Hardcover Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Christian Socialism (Britannica.com) * Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Wikipedia) * Frederick Denison Maurice (Britannica.com) * Democratic Socialists of America (Official Website) * Christianity and Liberalism, new ed. (J. Gresham Machen) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
August 8, 2018
EP # 038 | Revoice Conference
  On this episode of the Just Thinking broadcast, Darrell and Omaha (Virgil Walker) discuss the 2018 Revoice Conference, held in St. Louis, MO on July 26-28, under the mission of: “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.” Listen as these brothers, lovingly yet firmly, express their own concerns about how Revoice, and evangelical movements like it, are promoting a different gospel than that to which it claims to subscribe. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Revoice.us * General Session 2 (Revoice Conference 2018) * General Session 3 (Revoice Conference 2018) * The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference (Tim Challies) * The Revoice Conference and the Hope of Every Sinner (Owen Strachan) * Queer Culture in the PCA? (The Aquila Report) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
August 1, 2018
EP # 037 | Call to Pause?
  A group of evangelical Christians has come together under the banner ‘Call To Pause’ to argue against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Their primary rationale is that Kavanaugh’s appointment would be detrimental to the poor and “disenfranchised” and would foster an ongoing “culture war”. Listen as Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (who is back in the saddle after a two-week hiatus from behind the mic) take an in-depth look at what ‘Call To Pause’ is advocating and why. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * In Reply To a Beloved Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Related external media * Call To Pause (Freedom Road Media) * Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good Action (Dr. Wayne Grudem) * U.S. Supreme Court (Official website) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
July 25, 2018
EP # 036 | Uprooting Anger
  Sinful anger is a problem for many people, including Christians, perhaps even you. But what is “sinful” anger? How do we discern sinful anger from righteous anger? How are you and I, as Christians, to deal biblically with our sinful anger? Listen in as Darrell flies solo and takes listeners through the Robert D. Jones book ‘Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help For a Common Problem’ in an effort to help us understand better how to deal with our sinful anger in a gospel-centered way. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Uprooting Anger, Biblical Help for a Common Problem (Robert D. Jones) * How To Kill Sinful Anger (Desiring God) * Killing Anger (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
July 18, 2018
EP # 035 | Toward a Pure Church
  On July 2, 2018, Trinity Church of Portland (Oregon) released a statement announcing the removal of Dr. Art Azurdia from his positions as an elder and Senior Minister of Word and Worship at Trinity Church. This sad news served as the impetus for the Just Thinking podcast addressing the broader issue of sexual immorality within the body of Christ as a whole. Please note that this is an expanded episode of the podcast and that Darrell is flying solo, as his trusty sidekick and wingman ‘Omaha’ (Virgil Walker) is away attending to other priorities over the next couple of weeks. It is our prayer that you will find this episode sobering, yet encouraging and edifying. Parental Discretion Strongly Advised Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * A Statement Regarding Art Azurdia From the Elders of Trinity Church of Portland (Trinity Church of Portland) * The Real Root of Sexual Sin (Desiring God) * Sexual Destruction (Ligonier Ministries) * This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence (John Piper) * Staying Married Is Not About Staying In Love (John Piper) * Lay Aside the Weight of Discontentment (Desiring God) * The Art of Divine Contentment  (Thomas Watson) * Doctrine of Repentance (Thomas Watson) * Marriage Isn’t Meant To Meet Your Needs (The Gospel Coalition) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:36:11
July 11, 2018
EP # 034 | Who Are Those Guys?
  This week we are getting to know the guys behind the podcast. Listen as Darrell and Virgil ask each other questions that they would like to know and you would like to know as well. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
July 4, 2018
EP # 033 | Immigration and the Gospel
  Immigration. It’s today’s “issue du jour” both in the world and in the church. Constant media reports of children being forcibly separated from their families at the border between the United States and Mexico have people around the world, including many Christians, angry and upset about America’s immigration policy. But is it possible to set aside emotions and consider what the Scriptures objectively say about this issue? Listen as Darrell and Virgil attempt to find out what, if anything, the gospel has to say about this issue. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * 10 Things You Should Know About Christian Ethics (Tim Challies) * The Deadly Toll of Human Smuggling and Trafficking in the US (CNN) * What Is The ‘Regulative Principle’? (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:15:37
June 27, 2018
EP # 032 | False Teachers
  Since the earliest days of Christianity, false doctrine has been a threat to the gospel of Christ and to His church. This is no less true today as false teachers, from within and without the church, continue to mislead countless souls by deliberately misinterpreting and misconstruing the Scriptures in accordance with their own sinful agendas. How are we, as Christians, to respond to false teachers and the false doctrines they espouse? How can followers of Christ know for certain what is true and what is false? Listen as Darrell and ‘Omaha’ (Virgil) look to God’s word for answers to these and other questions concerning false teachers. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Tim Challies: 7 False Teachers in the Church Today (Tim Challies) * The 5 Tests of False Doctrine (Tim Challies) * The False Teachers: TD Jakes (Tim Challies) * The Pathology of False Teachers (John MacArthur) * The Distinguishing Marks of False Teachers (Thomas Brooks) * Monergism: Modern Day False Teachers Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:23:51
June 20, 2018
EP # 031 | Suicide and the Gospel
  Recently, celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two people who seemingly had it all: wealth, notoriety, and popularity, committed suicide. When a person commits suicide, particularly someone who is well known, invariably the question is asked: Why? Notwithstanding the specific reasons why either Spade or Bourdain would decide to take their life, the gospel has an answer to that question. Listen in as Darrell and Virgil address the topic: Suicide and the Gospel. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Did You Know That Charles Spurgeon Suffered From Depression? (Michael Reeves, Crossway) * Resources on Suicide (Desiring God) * The Heart of Depression (Ed Welch, TableTalk Magazine) * The Gospel Cure (Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, TableTalk Magazine) * Westminster Larger Catechism * Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure (D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones) * Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression (Zack Eswine) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
June 13, 2018
EP # 030 | Abortion
  On May 25, 2018, citizens of the Republic of Ireland, in an effort to achieve a “modern Constitution for a modern country”, according to its Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to its Constitution which, since 1983, had outlawed abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. When the results of the referendum were announced, supporters of the repeal literally celebrated the outcome. Many would say abortion is a solely “women’s issue”. Needless to say, Darrell and Virgil adamantly disagree. Listen as these brothers apply the gospel to this issue and discuss why Ireland legalizing the murder of God’s unborn image bearers makes it a nation more analogous to Old Testament Israel than a “modern” country. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Abortion, Evil, and the Sovereignty of God Related external media * Irish women celebrate after abortion referendum * Ireland votes overwhelmingly to legalize abortion (New Yorker) * Is the ‘Woke’ Movement in the Sunken Place? (Lamont English) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:28:19
June 6, 2018
EP # 029 | Barna Study on Evangelism
  The Barna Group recently published a follow-up to a study originally conducted in 1993 about how Christians view their personal responsibility in evangelism and sharing the gospel with others, and the results are disheartening, to say the least. So disheartening, in fact, that Darrell and Virgil considered the study results worth addressing on an episode of the Just Thinking podcast. Listen in as the brothers look deeper into the study results and talk about some reasons why the numbers are on the decline. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * The One Sin You Don’t Think You’re Guilty Of, But Probably Are Related external media * Sharing Faith is Increasingly Optional to Christians (Barna Group) * What Is Evangelism? (Ligonier Ministries) * What is the Church? (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
May 30, 2018
EP # 028 | The Fallacy of “Gun Control”
  On May 18, 2018, 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a former student at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, allegedly used a firearm to murder 10 of his classmates and injure 10 others. Predictably, calls from special-interest groups, politicians, and others for tighter “gun control” laws immediately sprang up on social media and in the mainstream media. But are guns actually the problem? Conversely, are more laws the solution? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil tackle these questions through the lens of the gospel and discuss why the real problem dates back to long before guns were ever invented. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * The Fallacy of Gun Control as a Means of Behavior Change Related external media * 10 People Killed at Texas High School (Business Insider) * Texas School Shooting Victim’s Mother Says Daughter Rejected Suspect’s Advances (CBSNews.com) * Gun Timeline (PBS.org) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
57:56
May 23, 2018
EP # 027 | Majoring in the Minors
  In this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil give listeners to the podcast two for one. First, the brothers take a look-see at what the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is doing to promote social justice within its organization, including achieving what its president, Steve Gaines, refers to as a “maximum percentage” of ethnic diversity on the various committees within the group. And if that wasn’t enough SJWism for you, the brothers discuss a move by the University of Connecticut – UConn – to start offering a minor in Social Justice beginning in the fall of 2018. Seriously, you ask? Yes, seriously. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Ethnic breakdown of Gaines’ appointments released (Baptist Press) * UConn creates minor in ‘Social justice community organizing’ (Campus Reform) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
May 16, 2018
EP # 026 | Ideological Tribalism
  Why would a 7-word tweet by Kanye West, a black man, be so upsetting to so many black people? And why do black people make other black people pay a price for thinking outside of what is considered to be culturally normative? To answer these questions, Darrell and Virgil take you back to Genesis 1 and discuss, with a little help from Friedrich Nietzsche (of all people), how the ability to use one’s mind and think for one’s self is an evidence of what it means that we are individually and uniquely created in the “image of God”. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Kanye West’s Tweet About Candace Owens Has Twitter Divided * Kanye Praises Black Conservative Activist Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
May 9, 2018
EP # 025 | Artificial Diversity
  Much is being made today of local church congregations becoming more ethnically diverse, and that ‘white supremacy’ is primarily the reason why “white churches” aren’t more ethnically diverse than they are. But Christ promised that His kingdom would be composed of believers from “every tribe, tongue, and nation”, so what’s really driving this effort to movement to make white congregations less white? Listen as Darrell and Virgil exposit the Scriptures and explain why this is similar to what Booker T. Washington once referred to as “artificial forcing”. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * "Up From Slavery" (Booker T. Washington) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:60
May 2, 2018
EP # 024 | Beyoncé Mass
  In this episode of Just thinking, Darrell and Virgil discuss the wide-ranging theological impacts of an Episcopal church in San Francisco that is making news for its plans to host a Beyoncé Mass in late-April 2018. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * This California Church is Hosting a Beyoncé Mass (Huffington Post) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:46
April 27, 2018
EP # 023 | Sin by Proxy
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil address a concerning development among Christian social justice advocates – the adoption of the doctrine of “sin by proxy.” Sin by Proxy is a term Darrell coined (listen to episode 23) to define the theology of social justice Christians who blame current generations of white people for sins their ancestors may or may not have committed against black people in America in previous decades and centuries, and are demanding they repent and atone for those sins today. Listen in as Darrell and Virgil apply the Word of God, starting in the book of Genesis, to this unbiblical idea of Sin by Proxy. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity Related external media * Peace and Calamity (Dr. R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:00
April 20, 2018
EP # 022 | MLK 50 Conference
  The MLK50 Conference held on April 3-4, 2018 by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has been controversial, to say the least. Some Christians saw the conference as unifying and necessary, whereas others saw it as divisive and unproductive. The MLK50 Conference is a topic that Darrell and Virgil intended to not discuss on the Just Thinking podcast but were urged to by many who reached out to them on social media after having heard some of the messages that were emanating from that event. Having live-streamed portions of the conference themselves, Darrell and Virgil use this episode as an opportunity to convey their own thoughts on how, in their opinion, the conference misses the mark of the gospel. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Races Don’t Reconcile, Hearts Do Related external media * Jupiter Hammon: An Address to the Negroes in the State of New York (BlackPast.org) * MLK50 Conference Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:17:02
April 11, 2018
EP # 021 | Reformed Theology
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil get very personal by sharing with listeners their respective experiences of how God, in His providence, led them from Pentecostalism and Arminianism to Reformed theology and the Doctrines of Grace. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * What Is Reformed Theology? (Dr. R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries) * What Is Reformed Theology?  (Dr. R.C. Sproul) * Experiencing the Truth: Bringing the Reformation to the African-American Church  (Anthony J. Carter) * What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? (Richard D. Phillips) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
59:46
April 6, 2018
EP # 020 | “There’s No Scientific Basis for Race” (Part 2)
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil conclude their discussion of the National Geographic article ‘There’s No Scientific Basis for Race – It’s a Made-Up Label’ and argue why the church needs to wholeheartedly reject the socio-cultural and “scientific” lies to which it has been so susceptible to believe in recent decades, lies that have served only to divide, not unify, the body of Christ along class and ethnic lines. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * There Is No Scientific Basis for Race – It’s a Made-Up Label (National Geographic) * The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered (Frederick Douglass) * The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology (Dr. Anthony Bradley) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:02:52
March 30, 2018
EP # 019 | “There’s No Scientific Basis for Race” (Part 1)
  It is a sad state of affairs when a secular publication conveys a universal truth that many Christians have, and continue to, refuse to accept. Namely, that ‘race’ is a myth. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss at length, with a little help from that renown theologian Frederick Douglass, a National Geographic article that leverages objective scientific evidence to completely obliterate – perhaps to the consternation of many so-called ‘race workers’ and ‘social justice warriors’ – the false idea of ‘race’. Listen in as Darrell and Virgil deal with this undeniable reality through the lens of the gospel of Christ. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Why ‘Racism’ Isn’t Wrong Related external media * There’s No Scientific Basis For Race – It’s a Made-Up Label (National Geographic) * The Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered (Frederick Douglass) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:03:44
March 23, 2018
EP # 018 | A Quiet Exodus or a Misguided Expectation
  In this current milieu of social justice and racial reconciliation, the evangelical church in America is expected to be all things to all people. This is particularly the case regarding the expectation of churches composed of primarily of white congregants to pursue ethnic congregational diversity solely for the sake of ethnic diversity. But is that truly the church’s mission? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss the reported “quiet exodus” of black Christians from white evangelical churches; and why such departures are often the result of misguided – and unbiblical – expectations of the church. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Seeking a “Social Savior” Related external media * A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches (New York Times) * Sunday Morning Segregation: Most Worshipers Feel Thier Church Has Enough Diversity (Christianity Today) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:09:12
March 16, 2018
EP # 017 | The Pantherization of Black Christians
  The recently-released film Black Panther is proving to be a box-office blockbuster, having earned over $700M worldwide to-date. But is that news as positive for the church? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss, perhaps to the consternation of some, how the phenomenon that is the Black Panther movie is influencing many Christians, especially black Christians, in forming a theology of identity that is rooted primarily in ethnicity and ancestry rather than in Christ. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Is the Gospel No Longer Enough for Black Christians? Related external media * Black churches host screening of ‘Black Panther’ (Religion News Service) * Pastor Jamal Bryant and Empowerment Temple dress in African attire for ‘Wakanda Sunday’ (Black Christian News Network) * Tulsa Churches Plan ‘Black Panther’ Screenings (Tulsa World) * Why Black Churches are Showing Unprecedented Support for ‘Black Panther’ (Black Christian News Network) * What ‘Black Panther’ Mean for Christians (Christianity Today) * The Question ‘Black Panther’ Is Really Asking (Lisa Robinson) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:01:20
March 9, 2018
EP # 016 | How to Be a Better White Person
  The current socio-cultural milieu is such that ‘race’ is increasingly becoming a factor and variable in almost every aspect of our existence as human beings. ‘Racial reconciliation’ is now the cause du jour among many individual Christians and churches, so much so that opinions are rampant as to the best approach to bring black people and white people together. In this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil discuss a unique approach white people, in particular, can take to bring such ‘racial harmony’ to fruition. After all, who better to share this kind of advice with white people than two guys who aren’t white? Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * 9 Ways to Be a Better White Person (Religion News Service) * Racism (Thabiti Anyabwile) * Being Black and Reformed: An Interview with Anthony Carter (Ligonier Ministries) * The Reformed Faith and Racial Harmony (John Piper) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:00:09
March 2, 2018
EP # 015 | A Biblical Theology of Soul Food
  In this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil address what many people might consider one of the most obscure topics in the history of Christian podcasting. Namely, the relationship between the gospel and ‘soul food’. No, we’re not kidding. Listen as these two brothers carefully examine the Old and New Testament in an effort to exposit the theological connections to a socio-cultural tradition which, as Darrell and Virgil recently found out, is something many people are extremely passionate about. If you thought soul food was just about food, think again. Outro: “Soul Food” by Goodie Mob Released: 1995 © LaFace Records Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The History of Soul Food (Ethnic, Spicy Food and More) * Soul Food Cuisine (Encyclopedia Britannica) * Where Soul Food Really Comes From (epicurious.com) * The Facebook post that started it all Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
52:45
February 23, 2018
EP # 014 | Is the gospel still powerful today?
  In Romans 1:16, the apostle Paul describes the gospel as “the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.” But is that same gospel still powerful today? In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil discuss the story of Joe Bednarsky Jr., a former high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and how the supernatural power of the gospel of Christ transformed his heart of stone, one that was filled to the depths with violence and hatred toward black people, into “a heart of flesh” (Eze. 36:26-27). Is the gospel still powerful today? Take a listen and find out. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Seeking a ‘Social Savior‘ Related external media * Former Klansman Finds Forgiveness and a Friend in a Black Church (MSN.com) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
57:42
February 16, 2018
EP # 013 | Cultural Marxism and Public Education
  What do Karl Marx and learning your ABCs have in common? You might be surprised. In this episode of ‘Just Thinking’, Darrell and Virgil discuss the growing influence of cultural Marxism in public education or, perhaps more accurately, public indoctrination, by looking at what’s transpiring in one school district in Edina, Minnesota, where students were required to participate in such “racially conscious” assignments the ‘Melanin Project’ and where “racial equity” is seemingly more important than academics. What, if anything, does the gospel have to say about this? Take a listen and find out. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * ‘Big Bang’ Racism Related external media * Inside a Public School Social Justice Factory (Katherine Kersten, The Weekly Standard) * The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology (Dr. Anthony Bradley, The Acton Institute) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
57:34
February 8, 2018
EP # 012 | “Born of the Spirit”
  Many Christians, and non-Christians alike, are confused about what the gospel actually is and what it means to be ‘born-again’. Is everyone a “child of God” merely by virtue of being born physically? The new birth is an eternally important subject about which no one can afford to be wrong. In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, Darrell and Virgil leverage a message by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier Ministries, entitled ‘Born of the Spirit’, to discuss this topic and help listeners to better understand what salvation in Christ is – and what it isn’t. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * Don’t Waste God’s Time Related external media * Born of the Spirit (Dr. R.C. Sproul) * Renewing Your Mind a ministry of Ligonier Ministries * Ligonier Ministries Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:22
February 2, 2018
EP # 011 | A Desire for Justice
  This episode of the Just Thinking podcast marks a ‘dirty dozen’ shows that Darrell and Virgil have recorded. In this episode, D and V take listeners on an expository journey through the Old and New Testament as it relates to the topic of “social justice”, and discuss in great detail how our desire for justice, as society, is inextricably rooted in the imago Dei and, conversely, how the heart-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ is both antecedent and fundamental to any social change that is to occur. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
49:49
January 26, 2018
EP # 010 | MLK Jr. and the deity of Jesus Christ
  In this episode of the Just Thinking podcast, which was recorded on the observance of the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Darrell and Virgil, at the risk of incurring the wrath of many who admire Dr. King, delve into the theology of the man and his views concerning the deity of Jesus Christ, and how fundamentally crucial it is that professing Christians have a proper Christology of Jesus. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus (Martin Luther King, Jr., The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Educational Institute of Stanford University) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
58:42
January 19, 2018
EP # 009 | General Discussion
  This week on JT Darrell and Virgil are just a little more laid back and unscripted than usual. Darrell and Virgil have a great conversation that always leads back to the gospel. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
45:26
January 12, 2018
EP # 008 | Why We Need Police
  We are all familiar with the adage, “What goes around, comes around.” That seems to be the case in Baltimore, where many black residents and social activists who, subsequent to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, were demanding the removal of police from their communities, are now pleading for the return of police to those same neighborhoods in response the skyrocketing murder rate in that city. On this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil discuss this topic through the lens of the gospel, including the fundamental question of why we need police in the first place. Also, Virgil lamens the loss of his beloved Oklahoma Sooners to Darrell’s Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl and the fact that his Sooners will have to wait another year to contend for a national championship. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate on Reduced Police Presence (NPR) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
53:19
January 5, 2018
EP # 007 | Black and Pro-Life
  Is the term ‘pro-life black person’ an oxymoron? A mirage? A thing of the past? In this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil discuss the growing black pro-life movement, a concept which, given how infrequently the terms “black” and “pro-life” are used together, would have many believe it is a contradiction in terms. Additionally, D and V take some time to pay their respects to the late Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier Ministries, who passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, who had an immense spiritual impact on both their lives. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * A Look Inside The Growing Black Pro-Life Movement (Faithfully Magazine) * Remembering Dr. R.C. Sproul (Ligonier Ministries) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
01:04:58
December 29, 2017
JUST THINKING PODCAST #007
Is a church for ‘black men only’ the solution to the perceived suffrage of black people in America? Is white evangelicalism to blame for the current socio-political climate in our nation? And what about black evangelicalism? On this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker speak candidly but biblically, as usual, about these questions and how the gospel provides us with a Christ-centered response. BLM Activist To Start ‘Church For Black Men’ In Resisting White Evangelicalism (Clarissa Hamlin, News One): https://newsone.com/3761898/black-lives-matter-movement-activism-jomo-kenyatta-johnson-plans-church-for-black-men/ White Evangelicals Must Ask, “Why Does Our Theology Lead To Republicanism?” (Jermar Tisby, The Witness BCC): https://thewitnessbcc.com/11477-2/ “Big Bang” Racism (Darrell B. Harrison, JustThinking.me): https://justthinking.me/2017/12/06/big-bang-racism/
59:28
December 27, 2017
EP # 006 | “Big Bang” Racism
  What does the so-called ‘Big Bang Theory’ in science have to do with racism? And, exactly, what role, if any, is the church to play in making social justice a reality in today’s society? Listen as Darrell and Virgil chop up Darrell’s latest blog article, titled ‘Big Bang’ Racism, while bringing the truth of the gospel to bear on these and other questions in episode 6 of the Just Thinking podcast. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * ‘Big Bang’ Racism Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
46:31
December 26, 2017
EP # 005 | Colin Kaepernick & Civil Rights
  Colin Kaepernick continues to be lauded for his stance on social justice, but is he set to follow in the shadows of such noted – and often venerated – civil rights icons as Muhammad Ali and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Conversely, why do black Americans seem to be engaged in a perpetual search for a savior? Darrell and Virgil tackle these and other topics in episode 5 of Just Thinking podcast. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Colin Kaepernick honored with ACLU Award (CNN) * Colin Kaepernick named finalist for TIME ‘Man of the Year’ award (Niners Nation) * Colin Kaepernick wins 2017 Muhammad Ali Legacy award (UPI) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
46:31
December 26, 2017
EP # 004 | Social Activism and the Black Church
  Is the black church still relevant to today’? Or has it betrayed its legacy of social activism? In this episode of Just Thinking, Darrell and Virgil chop up the topic of how a perceived lack of social activism is causing many black millennial Christians to leave the church and how the words of John Calvin can help reorient us to a proper view of justice in today’s society. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Why Are Millennials Leaving the Black Church? (Atlanta Black Star) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
50:25
December 26, 2017
EP # 003 | Racial Separation
  This week on Just Thinking: Can racial unity be achieved through racial separation? The gospel will not be believed by everyone who hears it. How can society be both the problem of racial discord and the solution at the same time? Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * Can My Children Be Friend With White People? (Ekow N. Yankah, NY Times Opinion) Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
54:56
December 26, 2017
EP # 002 | Mass Shootings
  We could not wait to come back to you guys with another Just Thinking Podcast. So our crazy producer Dawain (host of The BAR Podcast) thought it would be good to bring you a bonus show on Saturday. You can regularly catch us every Friday right here on www.thebarpodcast.com. So on this show Darrell and Virgil talk about the current mass shootings and take a biblical world view of these issues. Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
45:58
December 22, 2017
EP # 001 | Introduction
  This finally here Just Thinking Podcast a new show on The B.A.R. Podcast Network. Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker introduce the show and tell you what to be looking out from them in the future. Check out Darrell’s blog at www.justthinking.me Resources Related episodes * N/A Related blog articles * N/A Related external media * N/A Support To support the podcast, please click here or copy/paste the following link into your browser - https://justthinking.me/support/ Disclaimer © Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself 2012-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Darrell B. Harrison and Just Thinking…for Myself with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  
12:04
December 22, 2017