Anthony J. Carter
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About Anthony J. Carter
A graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, and Point University of East Point, GA, Tony is lead pastor of East Point Church, East Point, GA. He is author of several books including "On Being Black and Reformed"; and "What is the Gospel: Life's Most Important Question". He is co-author and editor of "Experiencing the Truth: Bringing the Reformation to the African-American Church"; and "Glory Road: The Journeys of Ten African Americans into Reformed Christianity." Pastor Tony live in East Point GA with his wife and five children.
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Ten African-American leaders in the church tell their stories of how they embraced Reformed theology and what effect it has had on their lives and ministries.
The ten men who have contributed to this book are often asked, "How did you come to embrace Reformed theology?" With the recent surge in popularity of Reformed theology in the broader evangelical world and the growing interest among African-Americans, it shouldn't seem curious that more and more African-American churchmen are embracing Reformed theology. But the question remains, and Glory Road provides an answer, using personal accounts tracing their conversion to Christianity, their introduction to and embrace of Reformed theology, and this theology's effect on their lives and ministries. Ultimately, Glory Road is about the glory of God in providentially bringing men and women to the truths of salvation.
In addition to the book's editor, Anthony J. Carter, Glory Road includes contributions from such notable pastors as Thabiti Anyabwile, Ken Jones, Michael Leach, and Eric Redmond.
In this pioneering work, Anthony Carter draws black and Reformed theology together, showing how Reformed theology addresses African- American experiences such as the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. He also explores ways that an explicitly black theology can enhance our understanding of God and his Word, no matter our ethnicity.
This retypeset edition of On Being Black and Reformed adds a foreword by Thabiti Anyabwile, an interview with the author, and discussion questions for each chapter.
“As an African American, I am delighted with this book. It will serve as an excellent introduction to Reformed theology for the emerging black Reformed community. I anticipate that it will be a great resource for church planters and anyone else seeking to reach the black community.”
—ANTHONY B. BRADLEY, Author, Liberating Black Theology
“When I met Anthony Carter several years ago, I detected a rigorous mind, a righteous concern for racial justice, and a Reformed vision of God—a rare combination. Since then I have wanted to be a listener. Now this book makes that easier. May the Lord of nations use it to shape a powerful movement of God-centered Christians from all peoples who have tasted suffering.”
—JOHN PIPER, Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org
Anthony J. Carter (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary) is lead pastor of East Point Church in East Point, Georgia, as well as an author, conference speaker, and guest lecturer.
In these pages, you will meet a prophet not so different from yourself. The prophet's rebellious spirit is astounding, but more astounding still is the surprising grace of God. The same God who relentlessly pursued Jonah and who relentlessly pursued the Ninevites is pursuing you. May this story cause you to rest in his unstoppable grace.
Experiencing the Truth communicates the need of a vibrant, experiential, Reformed Christianity among African-Americans and all believers.
How does a believer choose a church to attend? Sadly too many Christians search for churches that serve them and meet their perceived needs. Instead they should prefer places where God is exalted and biblical truth and Christian doctrine are proclaimed. Such churches are essential if Christians are to understand what God is doing and what he calls His people to be.
Experiencing the Truth presents these truths not simply to African-American churches, but also to the whole church today. Anthony Carter, Michael Leach, and Ken Jones clearly present the need for a vibrant, experiential, Reformed Christianity among African-Americans. These authors lay out the biblical basis for choosing and attending a church, and they demonstrate how the historic Reformed expression has been the most biblically accurate and experientially consistent expression of Christianity.
A Black Reformed theological perspective on history has the primary goal of glorifying God, Carter continues. In doing so we are confident that in turn it will be a comfort to the people of God.
Carter does not flinch from tackling the toughest questions:
- Where was God in the Atlantic Slave Trade and the subsequent slavery perpetrated on these African people?
- How does Christianity triumph among a people oppressed in a so-called Christian society by so-called Christians?
It is my hope, writes Carter, that the reader will find in these pages a pointer in the direction of him who can answer every question and resolve every issue, . . . Jesus Christ. Carter prays that his readers will find here the glories of God in Christ . . . made more plain and lovely.