"This is what the Lord says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Jeremiah 31:15) "Why do you want to do this work?" This has been a driving question in my life and work the past … Continue reading Faithful Persistence
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
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
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 City of Tombs
I don’t want to talk about this. I hate that I have to talk about this. I really don’t want to be that guy, but we live in a country and a world where I have to be that guy. Sadly, we still live in a country where we have to talk about racism. I … Continue reading White God, Black Demons