How To Be a Radical Sender

All Christians are involved in foreign missions.  You are either a "goer" or a…


God Is With Us

Editor's Note: This is the beginning of a new weekly series entitled Meditation…


There's One Expert

I am only six months into planting a multi-ethnic church. What a journey! We…


Pridefully Reformed?

Leaving a black church and entering into the world of a predominately white…


For Unto Us a Child is Born: Some Reflections on the Incarnation

This Christmas season will be filled with gift giving, good food, and precious…


Ignorance Is Not Excused

I am ignorant.I have a confession to make. Until a few months ago, I was…


When God "Gives You A Word"

The other day, I picked up a little book that has the markings of being the…


During the Holidays, Don't Hurt the Poor

The holidays are here. It’s an exciting time of the year. Imagining gifts,…


Bread and Circus: How Your Tech & Media Can Distract & Destroy

With a history spanning several hundred years, the Roman Empire was one of the…


The Empty Chase of Sin

I was outside not too long ago with my boys enjoying that one tried and true…


Why I Love Seminary

It's every person's dream.  Imagine taking your hobby and moving it from the…


Shopping While Black: The Problem of Racial Profiling

It has happened to nearly every African American I know, and it continues…


Why We Hate Being Misunderstood

It’s happened to all of us. If you are a writer, public speaker, teacher, or…


The Search For Meaning and Fame

If there is one thing that humans all have in common it is the desire to make…


Affections

It is absolutely impossible to go through life without any affection for…


For His Name's Sake

Many scholars, pastors, and church leaders teach that the entire Bible from…


Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

There's been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament…


Where There Is No Guidance

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors…


Surprise: ‘Segregation’ Does Not Undermine African American Well-Being

Every now and then I run across a series of studies that makes me wonder if…


The Hope of Heaven in the Mess of Life

In one of my favorite scenes in The Return of the King, Gandalf and Pippin are…