Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Our Father (Part 2)

Over the next several weeks, I will be exploring the Lord's Prayer as a model for forming a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I will be proposing that Jesus' instructions in Matthew 6 are not only meant to show believers how to pray but how we should reorient our lives and relationships with one another … Continue reading Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Our Father (Part 2)

And If My People

"Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, … Continue reading And If My People

Prayers for My Black Son

I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since you came into this world and changed my life. You were ten days late, but right on time with a head full of curly black hair and big, beautiful brown eyes. I must admit, I loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. Although … Continue reading Prayers for My Black Son

Disconnected…and it Don’t Feel So Good

When it comes to prayer and faith, there is a difference between being shocked and being amazed at the blessings of God. Being shocked at God reveals our doubt. It illustrates a disconnect between our prayers and ability to believe that whatever we ask for in prayer, God will hear us. And so like the … Continue reading Disconnected…and it Don’t Feel So Good

What Taebo Can Do For Your Prayer Life

When it comes to working out, I am a wimp. Usually after fifteen minutes or so of cardio, I am ready to call it quits and justify me doing so with the few beads of sweat running down my face. But today as I was doing Taebo, I pressed in. I worked out good! I … Continue reading What Taebo Can Do For Your Prayer Life

A God Who Hears the Cries of the Afflicted

Over the last few days, I have been following the developing news story in Syria. For those who missed it, there was a horrible massacre in Syria last Friday, which took the lives of over 100 people - 49 which, I believe, were children. I listened to the testimony of a Syrian national who questioned … Continue reading A God Who Hears the Cries of the Afflicted

Ask of God, Then Give Him the Glory

Today I listened to this Palm Sunday message from Willow Creek Community Church. I am telling you, my spirit was completely blessed as speaker Shane Farmer talked about asking God what you need from Him in prayer. He did not name any qualifiers, such as 'make sure you do this and this before you pray' … Continue reading Ask of God, Then Give Him the Glory