For a little city, our vibrant African American community sure knows how to put on a good MLK Day. This year we took our whole family for the march through downtown and the subsequent worship service at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Here’s five quick takeaways from the days events: 1. Life does not boil down to … More Five Things I Learned on MLK Day
We are the generation that wants to change the world. Ours is the one that will tear down barriers of race, class, and gender. We will fight injustice. We will feed the hungry. We will free the sex slave. We will save the planet. Day after day, we join the millions of electronic voices raised … More Hold On…Are You Sure You’re Changing the World?
After about 50+ spins of Sufjan Stevens’ “Christmas Unicorn” in the past week, I believe I am sufficiently convinced that “I’m the Christmas unicorn.” But don’t worry, I also believe “you’re the Christmas unicorn…it’s all right—I love you.” Let me explain. In 2012, Stevens released his second installment of holiday revelry Silver & Gold. This … More Sufjan Will Help You Find Your Christmas Unicorn
You’d be HALF RIGHT. Moses did in fact receive the two stone tablets up there (Exodus 34:28). But what if I told you that the 7 chapters Moses spent on Mt. Sinai are actually blueprints for building the tabernacle? Put down your coffee. I’m about to blow your mind. It all starts in Exodus 24:18–“Moses entered the … More What Did Moses and God Actually Talk about on Sinai?
(Originally published December 2015) Perhaps like me you were drawn in by several articles this Advent season claiming we have gotten several details wrong in the Christmas story. There was this article at TGC, this one at Answers in Genesis, and this chapter by Kenneth Bailey all taking issue with the phrase “because there was no room for … More So Was It an Inn in Bethlehem, or Not?
“If you aren’t preaching on abortion, you’re silence is damning.” “If you aren’t preaching on sex trafficking, you are a part of the problem.” “If you aren’t preaching on racism, you are enabling racists.” “If you aren’t preach on political issues, you aren’t leading your people.” There aren’t enough weeks in a year. Not enough … More Twitter Shall Not Control the Pulpit