I am currently reading The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.
A hard reality to swallow for many of us, Tisby (who is an African-American, evangelical Christian) details how the American church helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices throughout its history. Continue reading
This past Sunday, our church (Renewal Memphis) changed things up a bit and offered a time of “conversation.”
Our pastor began with a short teaching from Phil 4:1-4, and he then interviewed a mixed couple from our church (husband is black, wife is white). With this, the couple were able to share a bit of their story and experiences, especially in light of our present-day challenges in America.
I appreciated this real-life stuff very much. Continue reading
Back in January, a couple of friends and I went to see the recently released movie Just Mercy. It was one of the most powerful, and gut-wrenching, movies I have ever seen.
On that day, all three of us grown men found ourselves crying in this movie theater. I’ll be even more honest. This was the most I have ever cried while watching a movie. I was weeping, just weeping—neared wailing at one point. I was trying to hold some of it back because, well, it was turning loud, and here I was in a public cinema. Continue reading
I rarely make it to the cinema these days, but this past weekend my wife and I were able to catch the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, mainly because it was our anniversary and the kiddos were with my parents. I’m late to the game as well, since the movie hit theaters 3 weeks ago. That’s an eternity in the cinematic world. Continue reading
A significant spiritual leader passed 23 years ago. These are some of the most powerful words I have heard or read from Henri Nouwen.
“Jesus never asked us to be productive. Jesus asked us to be fruitful.”
Watch the short video below. Continue reading