The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

In John 8, a group of religious leaders bring a woman who committed to adultery to Jesus. They remind Jesus that she needs to be stoned. Of course the man who was also an adulteress goes free under their tradition. Jesus says to her accusers, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned…Read more The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers for Protection

Our nation witnessed the worst church shooting in our history on Nov. 5, 2017 when Devin Patrick Kelley walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas with an AK-47 and shot every church member. His shooting spree killed 26 people and wounded 20. The victims ranged in ages from 18-months to 76-years-old. One…Read more When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers for Protection

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

When You’re Captive in an Unrelenting Hard Circumstance

"Get out of my room," she said with her hand her hip. "No, I'm not getting out or your room. I'm not your servant and you need to be respectful." D'Andra pushed me and tried to force the door to close on me. I walked into the living room to get a break and regroup.…Read more When You’re Captive in an Unrelenting Hard Circumstance

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