How God Takes Injustice Personally

As I'm writing this blog post, St. Louis is going through the third day of protests because of the acquittal of a white police officer, Jason Stockley who killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011 during a high-speed car chase. Smith is an African-American. The protests are reminiscent of the outbreak of violence after another white…Read more How God Takes Injustice Personally

Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

While I was walking towards the edge of Stagg High School, my blond friend, Wanda, breathlessly ran up to me. "We heard you were getting jumped today so I brought Janice and Terry with me." Janice was a beautiful Hispanic girl who I knew since I was 10-years-old and Terry was a stunning strawberry blond…Read more Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

What Churches Can Learn From the United Airlines Debacle

United Airlines has lost $1.4 billion, been the subject of countless memes and outrage on the social media after a video of a forcible removal of 69-year-old David Dao went viral. United CEO Oscar Munoz initially applauded his staff's handling of the 'belligerent' passenger and then reversed his position to an apology to the passenger…Read more What Churches Can Learn From the United Airlines Debacle

Why Christians Need to Stop Silly Fights

"What are the benefits of public school," a person asked on Twitter. I answered, "You learn how to get along with people who are different from you." Instantly without any notice I was ambushed on Twitter by home schoolers who thought I said 'home-schooling is Satanic.' I said nothing about home-schooling. I answered a question…Read more Why Christians Need to Stop Silly Fights

An Open Letter to the Women Who Marched

I applaud your exercise of your first amendment right to free speech. I thought of joining your cause and several of my friends marched with you. I had some friends who marched in Washington, D.C., another friend who marched in New York City and my cousin who marched in Kansas City. I wanted to march…Read more An Open Letter to the Women Who Marched

Bridging the Racial Divide in the Church

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” Progress is slow on racial reconciliation in this country, particularly given recent events. But why do lingering divisions exist in the Church, the very communities built on the promise of forgiveness and…Read more Bridging the Racial Divide in the Church