When All Around Is Falling

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When all around is falling, you think it must be your time;
To feel the pain of others, it must be the clock has chimed.
Drawing you in with a scent that seems so sweet;
You never taste the smell that drowns you in the deep. Continue reading

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Change for the First Time, Again: My Book to Be Published

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In recent years, I’ve had a growing desire to write. I started this blog nearly 7 years ago as an avenue to write short articles centered around theological issues, though adding in thoughts on various other topics.

The ultimate goal was to one day write books, but not only write lengthier works, but to have them published. One is willing to self-publish, just as a musical artist might be willing to self-produce, publish and market. With social media avenues, the internet, and Amazon, that’s not a difficult feat.

However, this past week I received a surprise email. Wipf & Stock Publishers have offered me a publishing contract on a book proposal I had recently submitted to them. Continue reading

Crosstown: Breaking Ground

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This coming Saturday, February 21, there is a pretty special event taking place in the Crosstown area of Memphis. It’s centered on the renovation project of the old Sears Crosstown Building. The city has seen a renaissance across many neighborhoods and areas of the city for the past 10-15 years. This will continue the restoration of our city – a city that is rated #5 to start a new business.

Work began a couple of months ago on the building, but the groundbreaking ceremony is this Saturday. The renovation project has the vision of seeing this 1.5 million square foot facility (yes, 1.5 million!) become a “new ‘urban village,’ complete with housing, restaurant and retail businesses, health clinics, and even a charter high school.”

See this short, 6-minute video below. It shares some of the concepts behind the project. Continue reading

Dr. King Reminds Us of Another

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Today marks a day of remembrance for a man who pioneered one of the greatest developments in modern American history – the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Or, better articulated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped open the doors of dignity and respect for our African-American brothers and sisters. For he knew, was correctly convinced, that these honors were due to all humanity created in the image of God.

And as I was pondering this morning who this man actually was and what he actually did, I realize that he embodied the Jesus of Scripture in a unique way, in a way that gets easily overlooked in our western evangelical context.

How so? Continue reading