The death toll continues to rise As nation after nation competes on the world stage To prove its strength before its enemies Its might before the world The loss of whole families and communities seem to be of no consequence The only thing that matters is that the strongest survive and win But what exactly … Continue reading Just You Wait! Reflection for Holy Week
This post is the fourth installment in a series that I have been hosting called, “Say Their Names” which tells the stories of amazing women in the Bible who like our male heroes, exercised and operated from a deep sense of faith. And from their stories, I will expound on other historical and modern day examples. … Continue reading Say Their Names: The Rizpah Inside All of Us
This past Sunday I had an opportunity to preach at Lighthouse Mpls Covenant Church where my wonderful friend, Dee McIntosh is the pastor. Check out the sermon in this video: Link to image >
A teacher of the law asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Rather than answer his question, Jesus countered and asked the teacher to define the law himself and the teacher replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all … Continue reading Love. Hard. Period.
Today, I sit before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, so that you may live, you and your descendants. - Deuteronomy 30.14 The task that is laid before the people of every generation is whether or not they will follow after God. Will they build upon the good works and … Continue reading Choosing Life, One Generation at a Time
It has been exactly a year since the horrific mass shooting took place in Charleston, North Carolina. As soon as I heard about this extreme act of terrorism against black bodies, I was quick to rush to the internet (Twitter) to denounce it. Tears flooded my face with every tweet I sent - I felt … Continue reading 3 Things I’m Thinking About in Light of Orlando
“Show a people as one thing and only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Danger of a Single Story. Dangerous. Crime ridden. Littered with trash and broken glass. Infested with miscreants and human vermin. Falling apart. According to a recent commentary in the Star Tribune, … Continue reading The Danger of North Minneapolis’ Single Story: The Way We Talk About Black People Matters