I was honored to preach at my friend Wayne Anderson’s church this past weekend. Here is the worship service. My message starts around minute 22:30.
The quote above is from David French. The interview is HERE.
“I’m just not opening my news app any more.”
I get it. There is a tendency to dismiss “news” as sensational. The old adage, “If it bleeds, it leads” seems to be on steroids.
Or… is it a disruption to our comfortable narrative and we just, quite simply, don’t want to be disturbed?Read more
I’ve heard white people say, “All the media does is hype up police shootings” or “hype up racism.”
What we’re really saying is this: “I’m tired of being confronted in my comfort. I did the ‘race thing’ last summer. I read a book… or two. Why do THEY have to keep hyping this?”Read more
A composition of lament. (I don’t know how to write a poem.)
In a year… Ahmaud Arbery… Breonna Taylor… George Floyd… and more… WE HAVE LEARNED NOTHING.Read more
This picture… a prayer vigil… looks of hopelessness, looks of grief… wailing… mourning…
Another shooting in a city I have loved… during the trial of another police shooting
The cry of my heart… HOW LONG, O LORD?
Some thoughts on our need for spiritual discipleship and mentoring in days when all we want to do is build our own echo chambers. LISTEN HERE.
Christians, at their best, are the fools who dare believe in God’s power to call dead things to life. That is the testimony of the Black church. It is not that we have good music (we do) or excellent preaching (we do). The testimony of the Black church is that in times of deep crisis we somehow become more than our collective ability. We become a source of hope that did not originate in ourselves. — Esau McCaulley (more HERE)
O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?
Why do you hide your face from me? (Psalm 88:14)
I wrote some thoughts on this Good Friday about why I stay in faith. I needed to reflect on all of this in a time when it’s truly a temptation to “walk away.” Why do I stay?
I didn’t want to wreck the format of copying and pasting, which often gets messed up, so I will just LINK HERE if you would like to read more.
The revolution has begun.
Christ alone has the words of life. Where else can I go?