The Social Dimension of the Power of God

“What will people think When they hear that I’m a Jesus freak What will people do when they find that it’s true I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus freak There ain’t no disguising the truth.” – Jesus Freak, DC Talk If there is any Christian song that characterized my experience as … Continue reading The Social Dimension of the Power of God

The Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Your Kingdom Come and Will Be Done (Part 4)

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 show believers how to pray and also how we should reorient our lives and relationships with one another in light of … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Your Kingdom Come and Will Be Done (Part 4)

The Lord’s Prayer: a Social Justice Theology

On Easter Sunday, a little over 22 years ago, I came to know the Lord at my grandmother’s church - Evangel Assembly of God in Milwaukee, WI. Since then, I have spent the better part of my life attending Assembly of God churches, schools, conventions, and summer camps, and am even licensed by the denomination … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer: a Social Justice Theology

Help Needed! Looking for a Few Reviews

Last month, I released my second book - Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice. This book was a long time coming, and reflects my growing understanding of the intersection of faith and justice over the last several years. It includes popular essays from this blog like Returning to the Hood, Make Disciples of … Continue reading Help Needed! Looking for a Few Reviews

New Book: Embracing a Holistic Faith (Finally)

It has been exactly five years since the release of my first book, Dancing on Hot Coals. And while I have been writing like crazy since then, sometimes it takes a while to put everything together especially when you throw marriage and kids into the mix. But that is perfectly okay with me, my family … Continue reading New Book: Embracing a Holistic Faith (Finally)

The Power of Story

Several years ago, I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible. It is a fiction novel that weaves the lives of a dysfunctional missionary family with the people of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the novel tells the tales of this family, it also exposes the dirt in two governments – namely Zaire’s and … Continue reading The Power of Story

Life Doesn’t Get Much Simpler than This

Here is a sure-fire, three step solution to simplify your busy, complicated life. Ready. Ok. Believe me you will be amazed! Step 1: Act justly. Step 2: Love mercy. Step 3: Walk humbly with your God. That's it! I told you it was pretty simple. Everything that God requires of us, He has laid out … Continue reading Life Doesn’t Get Much Simpler than This