The truth is that so often our preaching is reactive because it isn’t constant and abiding. We engage in virtue signaling because our world demands it.
To be the Church is to be concerned about others, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized among us, there is no way around that.
Chance the Rapper’s Grammy performance was definitely Gospel, but make no mistake about it, authentic Gospel music is rooted in unapologetic Blackness.
Our symbolic shows of solidarity with hurting communities are a great start, but unless we follow that up with actual, tactile action, we are nothing more than spiritual placebos in a world in desperate need of open-heart surgery.
If you're wondering where the student protests and activism of Mizzou, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the Paris Attacks collide, I can sum it up I one word - prejudice. More broadly, how we treat those who are suffering and in need is often affected by the color of their skin, the name of someone's … Continue reading Faith in the Face of Terror
[This reflection was written with two thumbs on an iPhone. Please disregard formatting errors... And typos. Disregard typos.] As I was following events that unfolded at the University of Missouri (also known as Mizzou), I came across a video that brought the fierceness of the struggle those students have been engaging home to me. The … Continue reading Pardon the Interruption
Love, may seem weak and unrealistic, but it is actually the fullness of reality. To act, and live, and speak, and give, and abide in love even in a world that is stifled with hate is to stop the downward spiral and to move towards a fuller expression of the Reign of God.