I Want to Be the Pastor on the Bridge

I Want to Be the Pastor on the Bridge

Every time I read a book or watch a movie about the 1960’s I ask myself, which group of white people would I have found myself amongst if I were an adult through the Civil Rights Movement? Those who were vocally opposed to the movement because of their own overt white...
Running with Passion After God’s Purpose

Running with Passion After God’s Purpose

I was born in 1977 and grew up in the 1980’s. Our heroes were Buck Rogers, Luke Skywalker, and the Robinson family from Lost in Space (the original). It always seemed that, during that period in our culture, we were a little obsessed with the year 2020. And now...
We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

I grew up in the 1980’s and early 90’s. I remember President Ronald Reagan 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...
We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

Just after the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ laws restricting abortions, I posted a simple status update about all human life being precious… “All human life is precious. ‘You alone created my inner being. You knitted...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and When Dreams Become Movements

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

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...
Everybody Belongs, Starting with You

Everybody Belongs, Starting with You

Everybody belongs. We care about the heart, not the skin, the clothes, or the body art. We believe the church ought to be a home for people of every color, shape, personality, story, age, ethnicity, and socio-economic background. We ought to be able to befriend and do...

Racism is Every Christian's Problem

There are Baptist churches today in America who don’t want African-Americans attending, much less joining. It’s been said that Sunday morning at 11:00 is the most segregated hour in America. I was once confronted by a Deacon who was upset that I had chosen...

Pin It on Pinterest