Book Release – Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice

Without further ado Book Release – Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice  Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice is a collection of essays discussing the intersection of traditional ideas of the Christian faith with the biblical mandate to do justice. This collection invites believers to expand their analysis on the marginalized …

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If You Want to Be Great, I Dare You to Drink this Cup

"James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Yourleft, in Your glory.” But …

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I Don’t Care About the Poor and Other Stories About Injustice

I recently came across an old journal entry of mine from the spring of 2006. For the majority of the piece, I rambled on and on about what I can only describe as nonsense. But right towards the end I wrote these words “I don’t care about the poor.” For many people who know me …

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Renouncing the Victim Identity: Work in Progress

A few weeks ago, I shared a sermon that I preached on finding one’s identity in Christ instead of the racial labels that we place upon each other and ourselves. One of the ways that we get beyond these labels is by renouncing the identities that we have attached to ourselves, including but not limited to: the …

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Parenting: Now I Know How God Feels

I love my kids. A lot! And after a long day at work, all I want to do is come home and spend time with them. I delight in seeing my almost 4 month old son smile and look for new ways to make him laugh which isn't a hard task. And I get a …

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Race and Identity: Who Are We in Christ?

The story of the Samaritan Woman at the well in John 4 is a rich text which illustrates the power that one’s cultural and racial identity holds over us and our actions. What it demonstrates is how the identities that we hold onto around our race can keep us from having and enjoying reconciled relationships …

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