I am a pastor who has been trained on how to counsel people in grief. I was not trained to handle my own toddler's.
The police surrounded the rotunda of the Russell office building as we prepared to march into the center space. As we read out prophetic messages from various saints on All Saints Day the police began their warnings of an unlawful assembly. We were standing there together as illegal residents of the space. The arrests began … Continue reading Immigrant Disciples
For the past two or three years bits and pieces of the book of Nehemiah have randomly sprung to mind. The book tells the story of Nehemiah and the rebuilding of Jerusalem after it had been destroyed by different foreign powers. Within the story Nehemiah faces opposition to the rebuilding of the city and must … Continue reading Summer Impact: Community building the community
Jeremiah 1:4-5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." These words kicked off Jeremiah's prophetic ministry. While spoken to Jeremiah, I believe they were/are corporately speaking to us. Sure, we have not all been called to be "prophet to the nations" but God's actions … Continue reading VIP Club
The Imago Dei or Image of God "Then God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness...So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:26-27 This is the word of God. Humanity however has seemed to put … Continue reading My Alien Wife, Refugees and the Imago Dei
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog for the church which I never posted. The blog was titled“American Empire and the Kingdom of God- The Identity Crisis of the Christian Citizen” but after a few conversations throughout the week I felt it wasn’t quite the right time. I did not post because I knew … Continue reading Becoming WE
On Monday morning of this week I was ready to write about the Church being a safe space for all people. I was ready to say the Church needs to be a space where all people feel welcomed and loved. A space where people can bring their true selves and work through their pain and … Continue reading Saved lives live life unsafely