What is LDR?

We asked friends, founders and stakeholders to describe this gathering. What is the LDR? Refreshing! Renewing! Rejoicing! Rev. Alex Shipman Do you feel like a black fish in a sea of sharks in your ministry context? Come to LDR to get suited up with theological, […]

Breaking the Silence

Voices in today’s church lament violence, disunity, and fatal encounters with law enforcement:     I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? In this and every season of grief, confusion, helplessness, we know that any comfort or aid […]

Black Voices – Critical to the Future of the Church

A reflection and invitation from Rev. Duke Kwon If you want to make an impact on the church’s future, you need to invest in today’s emerging leaders. And if you believe the American church’s future is cross-cultural—and if you long for the Reformed church to […]

Passion + Preparation = Kingdom Impact

The Reformation was a good thing. But in the city of St. Louis, it is only as good as its impact on minorities in the United States as well as men and women around the world. We must learn how to bring sound theology to […]

Envisioning a Movement

For decades, I’ve envisioned, longed for, and worked toward an indigenous African American movement where all the robustness of Reformed theology would be applied to our life-defining cultural concerns.  I believe that the fullness of the Gospel, as seen through the lens of redemptive history, […]

Defining the Terms | LDR 2015

For our 2015 gathering, on The Church in Pursuit of Social Justice from Rev. Carlos Smith of First Baptist in Chesterfield When we have a cold, rarely do we seek out professional medical attention. Instead, we may head to the local drug store and purchase […]