Talking to the Absent Jesus

Do you have a place for important things? Throughout my life I have wasted countless time looking for essential things when I needed them the most. I hate looking all over the house for my keys when I am running late. As I have grown older, I have decreased my [ … ]

Race is not everything. But it is something.

I am a middle aged guy in an interracial marriage. Let me say, the world is not colorblind and neither is the church. That’s neither good nor bad, it just is. When we had children, I hated that my son was always the only child of color in the room. [ … ]

Don’t try to be a big shot

Sometimes it’s remarkable that you can get some of life’s most profound lessons from the most unlikely places. My wife Tracey comes from an Orthodox Jewish background on her mother’s side. Her grandma Rosa talked with an almost stereotypically Jewish Long Island accent. She had a bunch of phrases that [ … ]

The Narrow Door

Listen to what I am saying before you judge me. I really, really want to be a universalist. I think you have to have something wrong with you to desire anyone should go to hell. I hear all the arguments about Christian universalism and they sound so good and loving. [ … ]

The Myths of MLK and Jesus

Throughout my youth Dr. King was a hero of mine. As I got older and began to read his writings and listen to his speeches, I found his legacy more complex than I was able to reconcile. I loved the message of racial equality, I truly didn’t know what to [ … ]

3 Books I am Reading Over the Holidays

The Bullet Journal Method — Ryder Carroll I am tired of juggling task lists and brainstorming sessions. I was using Google Keep to keep random lists of things either tasks or ideas. I moved most of my task lists to Google Tasks which I liked but it was not perfect. I use Trello [ … ]

Growing in this Season of Failed Prophecies

I often find myself sitting across a meeting space with people wanting counsel in times of transition. There are some common threads to these conversations. People are in a season of transition. They feel uncomfortable with where their decisions have taken them. They are looking for approval to move into [ … ]

The Modern Prophetic Movement is Badly Broken

Mike Tyson has a famous saying, “Everyone has a plan untill they get punched in the mouth.” Tyson was replying to a reporter’s question whether he was worried about his next opponent’s fight plan. There is a remarkabale amount of truth to this and it is playing out in modern [ … ]