Tru-ID is a podcast that focuses on Christian apologetics and tackling the issues of our time from a Christian perspective. The host of Tru-ID, Adam Coleman, hopes to honor Jesus Christ by engaging questions about and objections to Christianity, particularly those related to the African American community. Podcast episodes will explore race, the allegation that Christianity is the "white man's religion", history, science, philosophy, current events, and various ways to defend the Christian faith. The central theme of the Tru-ID Podcast series is that our true identity is to be found in God who has made mankind in His image.
Dr. Doug Groothuis: Kobe Bryant and Lament as a Christian Apologetic
Just a few days ago LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and several others met their tragic end when their private helicopter crashed leaving no survivors. Needless to say this horrific event has sent shockwaves throughout society as people are left with so many questions about why things like this happen and how to respond in the face of tragedy.
In this episode we welcome Dr. Douglas Groothuis, author and professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary, as we discuss the biblical notions of "lament" and how "suffering well" as an outworking and reflection of hope. Tune in for this one...you won't regret that you did...
Dead Sea Scrolls Expert Dr. Jamal Dominique Hopkins!!
As promised I'm droppin this full interview of which I featured a clip just a earlier this week on Youtube. Dr. Jamal Dominique-Hopkins is a heavy weight guest on our podcast who breaks down what the Dead Scrolls are, what information they contain, and why Christians should be interested in them. He also takes some time to shoot down some wild claims recently made by Dame Dash on Big Boy TV concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls. Listen now!
Nefer Nitty: Woke, Engaging, Effective Apologetics
Waddup my peoples!!
We’re back once again with a dope interview featuring an apologist who has been putting in major work! Nefer Nitty is well-known among the urban apologetics community and we caught up with her to talk about how to engage people with apologetics. We also discussed some of the challenges that come along with being a urban apologist. Check it out!!
Nefer Nitty’s journey from the Yoruba religion to Christ.
How to engage people with apologetics.
Being woke and Christian: Is it a contradiction, ungodly, or biblical?
Post Debate Interview with Dr. Vince Bantu
Y'all know what it is man! For anyone who has been following me or been active in the Urban apologetics community, you know there was a huge debate at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia between Dr. Vince Bantu and Brother Jabari Osaze.
They tackled 3 main topics:
Is Christianity the White Man's religion?
Is Christianity a copy of Kemetic Spirituality? (Egyptian Myth)
Christianity or Kemet: Which One has the answer for the black community?
I caught up with Dr. Bantu for a post-debate interview that you definitely want to tune in for. We talked about his preparation for the event, thought process behind the argumentation he presented at the debate, as well as additional points that Dr. Bantu explains which provide further support for arguments he made at the debate.
This interview is fire!!!
Initial Thoughts on the Dr. Bantu Vs. Brother Jabar Debate!
Weeee back! I know I've been gone for a while and I've got a lot of explaining to do but we're back at it and have some exciting things coming so stay tuned.
For anyone who has been keeping up with things in the urban apologetics community you know that last week there was a major event last weekend: The Great Debate between Dr. Vince Bantu and Brother Jabari Osaze.
As the footage from the debate is released Alfredo Valentin and yours truly will be going live on Youtube and doing in depth analysis of the debate round by round and point by point.
In this episode we give our initial thoughts on the debate, some background on how it came about and our involvement behind the scenes, as well as spilling the beans on stuff that popped off that took us by surprise. Check us out...
Olaudah Equiano: The OG “Afro-Calvinist” Abolitionist
Maaaan listen. Ollaudah Equiano is among my favorite figures of African/African-American history hands down. You guys are really in for a treat as we discuss the faith and life journey of Olaudah Equiano with special guest, Dr. Eric Washington, who is a historian that has specialized in studying Equiano's life!
Ollaudah Equiano’s journey from West Africa, to slavery, to being a world-changing abolitionist.
Equiano’s Reformed theology and how his commitment to Christ led him to fight chattel slavery.
The importance of ethnic and cultural diversity among academics in institutions of higher learning.