Black and Blurred

by Black and Blurred
A dive into culture, religion, arts, philosophy, and theology through the eyes of two black, believing brothers from Baltimore.

#104: Church Series - I was Hurt but I'm Not Leaving the Church

There are many who have experienced a form of church hurt from the smallest to the most devastating pains. These stories have been blurred in a way that stories of "leaving the church" have been glorified under hashtags like #exvangelical or #deconstruction. Are there Christians who have been hurt in the most devastating ways yet choose to lean on the Lord and continue to cherish His bride...but, in accordance with the scriptures?? What about those who know that God is …

#103: Church Series - What is a Pastor Pt. 2

In the second part of our What is a Pastor Segment of the Church Series, we dive into an aspect of God's people that is ultimately missed within the conversation of shepherding. Can pastoring only be done by men? Or are we all called to it? When our pride is removed and we seek first the kingdom of God, we will see that He has added to the profile of the Bride of Christ a beauty that we seldom rejoice …

#102: Church Series - What is a Pastor Pt. 1

In this segment of our Church and Culture Series, we discuss the office of Pastor - a highly respected, divinely assigned yet humanly coveted office. Why is there so much controversy over the office? Why is there so much hurt that comes at the hands of those who carry the office? Why is there so much neglect for those who are called to the office? Why is there so much idolatry of those of hold the office e? It seems …

#100: Church Culture Series - Worship

The Worship revealed in Scripture seems foreign to us when we gaze at the culture and how it presents worship. Have we gotten too superficial with worship? Is our understanding of biblical worship anemic and self-centered? Do Christians practice worship in isolation with God today or is it reserved for the big stage? We take a peek behind the veil of Christian culture and into the heart of the 'worship experience'. PS. This is episode #100 and we thank God …

#101: Reflecting on 100 Episodes

We started this podcast as an outlet for mental, emotional and spiritual health. We've been tired, angry and bitter. Over time - through conviction and encouragement, we've seen the need for hard conversations through the dabbling in hard topics within the church body and we are honored to contribute. Thank you to patrons, listeners, supporters, IG followers and all the secret dms that both offer prayers and encouragement and offer digital tears of hatred. We love and appreciate you all!Which …

Ep. 99: Unity Through Tragedy and The Elephant in the Room Surrounding Damar Hamlin's Cardiac Arrest

Happy New Year! We are back for another episode and we must cover the tragic injury that took place on Monday Night Football's game involving Damar Hamlin, an NFL player for the Buffalo Bills. There are so many branches stemming from this event that took place: unity, jousting for victimhood and a much needed conversation surrounding vaccine threats!Please Rate & Comment!Hosts: Brandon and Daren SmithWebsite: www.blackandblurred.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/blackandblurredDonate: www.givesendgo/BBpodcastYouTube: Black and Blurred PodcastIG: @BlackandBlurredPodcastTwitter: @Blurred_Podcast

Ep. 98 - End of Year Conspiracy Check

The Year is coming to an end. There were many claims made by conspiracy theorists the last few years (some by us). Let's do a survey of the year and look into some subtle news breaks that have been confirmed true but don't seem to reach our television sets. Also, we share our thoughts on all the recent nonsense: Kanye West, Twitter, Deion Sanders leaving Jackson State University. Please Rate & Comment!Hosts: Brandon and Daren SmithWebsite: www.blackandblurred.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/blackandblurredDonate: www.givesendgo/BBpodcastYouTube: Black …

Ep. 97 - Wakanda, Matriarchy and the Kingdom of God

*SPOILER ALERT*During the thanksgiving break we went to see Wakanda Forever, Marvel's second installment of the Black Panther film. We needed to watch it in order to do this episode on it. We have some thoughts! Here is the upside: those goosebumps you get in every movie with a hero...you can have in real life! The hero is coming back. Check out this episode and let us know your thoughts! WE DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE END SCOREMusic …

Ep. 96: The Case of the Vaccine Deaths

Have you heard any news about an alarming trend of deaths concerning vaccinated young adults? When COVID first struck, our TVs were filled with the horror of potential imminent death, all in the name of safety and information sharing. Yet, today, we don't hear anything of benefit to us regarding the Covid response and the subsequent vaccines that were forced upon us. Steven Crowder sat with Dr. John O'Looney on his podcast and the professional undertaker brought with him some …

Ep. 95: 'Blacking' Wrong with Adam Coleman of Wrong Speak

We sit with Adam Coleman of Wrong Speak Publishing to discuss "blacking wrong" and his book ,Black Victim to Black Victor. Something we all have in common is how intolerant the left is toward black Americans who think for themselves. Please Rate & Comment!Hosts: Brandon and Daren SmithWebsite: www.blackandblurred.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/blackandblurredDonate: www.givesendgo/BBpodcastYouTube: Black and Blurred PodcastIG: @BlackandBlurredPodcastTwitter: @Blurred_Podcast