There is a crushing agony to experiencing so much stillness and peace and serenity, but then walking back into so much antipathy, hatred, and division.Read more "MANIFESTO for a Divided Country"
“Thoughts and prayers” are devoid of meaning, of value, of consequence, of participation, of action, of change.Read more "Why I Am Done With Thoughts and Prayers"
The Good News of the Kingdom of God is not one of the many things. It is the thing.Read more "Parable of the New Car and Salvage Yard"
In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
It doesn’t matter which side of the political spectrum you are on- This country is not your hope. This political system is not your hope. This government is not your hope.Read more "This Is How We Move Forward…"
We are the hands and feet of Christ. The government is not. Donald Trump is not. Hillary Clinton is not. And whether they say they are “Christians” or not is utterly and spectacularly inconsequential. As we have outsourced our purpose as the Church to the government and politicians, we have failed our country and our communities.Read more "But What Can We Do? (Police Shootings and the Role of the Church)…"
Right now our conversations are not conservations. Our words quickly become angry, heated, non-loving diatribes with only one purpose… to win the argument and make the other person look bad. Our minds are made up and our ears are closed off to learning, understanding, and discovering truth from another perspective or angle. It is like two massive tectonic plates that continue to grind and push with immense force and ferocity… with the unfortunate consequence being wreckage and devastation. We are not better for it, nor is anyone else in the world.Read more "I Have Something to Say…"