Theological frameworks have a tendency to get stuck. My own frameworks certainly have gone through that hardening over time. I need to realize my framework is certainly ONE framework, but not the only framework. In the past few years it has led to an expansion of theological voices in my life. Mainly at this pointContinue reading “We tend to think “theology” and it’s really, too often, “white theology””
“Whatever version of Christianity we way we’re over is not the true Christian faith. I still long for a place where God reigns, and I still need the Spirit’s power.” — Mandy Smith, Unfettered
“We don’t usually want to be Pharisees. But we all want to feel like Pharisees — standing on solid statements, having a place from which to argue. Given the choice between knowledge and life we prefer knowledge. It’s how Adam and Eve chose their fruit. We’ve been choosing the same fruit ever since.” — MandyContinue reading “The Pharisee in me”
I am far more able to slowly make my way through Eugene Peterson’s biography than most other books because I have to stop and repent so often.
A year ago there was hope. The shock of Ahmaud Arbery’s mugging, then Breonna Taylor, and then George Floyd provided a time when there was hope that white evangelical America was actually listening. I loaned out books. I bought books for others. I invited folks into conversation. Then… well, we got tired. White fatigue setContinue reading “I will not cease to call for repentance”
Tish Harrison Warren’s new book, Prayer in the Night is out and you should absolutely get this book. As I think through spiritual rhythms for the last parts of my “Living in Babylon” series on my podcast, her book fits in wonderfully with the need for patterns in our lives.
This was a life-giving conversation about the Church and how we can learn so much as we listen and observe. Click HERE for the podcast. Please visit Traci at her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook. You can purchase her book HERE. You can also visit my YouTube channel to see the videoContinue reading “Author Interview with Traci Rhoades”
I had a smaller goal for reading this year, but then just kept on reading. I also listened to books on Audible since I was driving quite a bit at particular times of the year. I was able to read more widely this year than probably ever before. More female authors. More authors of color.Continue reading “Books this year”
Isabel Wilkerson’s newest book is Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. The first book I read from her was The Warmth of Other Suns, detailing the 100 plus year history of migration from South to North for Black Americans following the Civil War.
I’ve known Dennis Edwards for a few years. He was pastoring a church in North Minneapolis where one of my sons and his wife attended. They raved about Dennis. It was a privilege to visit that church a few times and take in what God was doing in a hard part of town. This churchContinue reading “Book Review: Might from the Margins”