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

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

Walking in the Tension of a Quiet End and Exhilarating Beginning

A few days before Christmas, my friend, Lucy Haley-Hurn ended her fight with Cancer. Lucy was surrounded by loving friends and family when she met the One she served her whole life on December 21. I'll never forget the prayers I cried out to God for Lucy and her fiancee Ashley to find suitable property.…Read more Walking in the Tension of a Quiet End and Exhilarating Beginning