We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

July 21, 2016Culture

I’m 38. I grew up in the 1980’s and early 90’s. I remember President Ronald Regan addressing the nation, the launch of MTV, and using an antenna switch on my tube-style television so I could play my Atari. For some of you, I’m really old. But for many of you, I’m still quite young, relatively … Read More

Sermon Video: We Stand For EQUALITY

July 19, 2016Preaching

The Bible, from cover to cover, reflects the inherent dignity, value and worth of the entire human race, indicts us all equally for the guilt of our sin, and speaks of how all of us, any of us, can be redeemed and reconciled through Jesus Christ. Someday, when all the scores are settled over sin … Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and When Dreams Become Movements

January 19, 2015Culture

Go see Selma. Angie and I caught it on Saturday night and were moved by its message. Be prepared for Lyndon Johnson’s profanity and some scenes that are shockingly violent. Both represent realities of the era. Here’s the trailer… Dr. King has been an inspiration to me for a number of years because of his intense … Read More

Real Unity Is Possible Only In the Light

August 29, 2014Devotional

God s variety and diversity and our multi-colored, multi-cultural world shows off this characteristic of God quite well. But as sinful human beings, we are prone to divide, to defend, and to separate ourselves behind protective walls and a false sense of superiority. It’s hard to appreciate the beauty of the human mosaic in the … Read More

Diversity Was God’s Idea to Begin With

August 21, 2014Devotional

Diversity and equality have been hot topics in the last decade of American life. We’re in the midst of various shifts in our culture surrounding these concepts, especially in relation to ethnicity and gender, and some of these shifts are good. When my family lived in southern California, we were ethnically not in the majority … Read More

Make Disciples Out of Everybody, Without Limits

July 22, 2014Devotional

When I was a kid, we sang a sweet song that went Jesus s the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus s the little children of the world. Years later, I saw a different take on that song designed to point … Read More