https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Lq_yasEgo (Video contains images that may not be suitable for younger viewers.) Aside from a trip to Africa, the first time I was truly conscious of the fact that I was a minority in a situation was sadly just over a year ago. I drove to a part of Austin, TX that I had never been before … Continue reading Pray with your feet: A series on Advocacy and Evangelizing. (Part two)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsziXdKfOsE For so much of my life I was taught the importance of evangelizing. I would be given opportunities at retreats to practice telling people the story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This was the gospel after all. Christ tells us to go everywhere and share this gospel with everyone (all of … Continue reading Pray with your feet: A series on Advocacy and Evangelizing. (Part One)
The summer of my sophomore year in college I was in South Florida with some of my closest friends seeing the Dave Matthews Band. We were all high on the power of two amazing nights of performances by what any of us would have said was the greatest band on the planet. It was … Continue reading They attacked my sanctuary and my ability to love. (A post on Charlottesville.)
The evening of the Women's March in D.C., I felt one of the greatest senses of pride I've felt in all my life. Sitting at the Union Pub, behind the Capital, with hundreds of women turned towards the TV screens, watching as the news broke of the marches all over the world. There wasn't a dry … Continue reading Does “love wins” also apply to the Ku Klux Klan?
I've had an interesting journey these last few years since I moved from my home of twenty-four years. Leaving home introduced me to new communities, new stories, new struggles, new understandings of God, of country, and what it means to give your life to Christ. I began to see realities I never saw before. Whether … Continue reading July 4th.
When I was growing up, I was always taught that there is "good news" because there is bad news. The bad news was Hell and the good news was Christ paving a way for us to avoid the consequences that we deserved. The good news was eternal life in Heaven with Jesus because of his … Continue reading Salvation had a context, and we’ve forgotten it.
I had a deeply transcendent experience at this show last night. I cannot describe it any other way than to call it the communal worship I've been longing to have for so many years. No not worship of the band or Bono. Worship of God, a celebration of the human experience, of unity and justice. … Continue reading U2: A worship service.
Let's not pass the inerrancy thing by because it says everything about how we treat the Bible and truth itself: Here's the thing. If I were to write on Facebook that God has spoken to me and declared that all my posts on Facebook are authoritative and inerrant (without error)? I bet you would have … Continue reading What if I told you my Facebook posts were inerrant?
The other day I watched Twitter have a passionate discussion about a photograph the senior faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary shared online. What was meant to be to be a silly photo of a bunch of old white men acting like "rappers" quickly became a dialogue about race. Social media users began to … Continue reading I’m a Progressive Christian, and I’ve taken one of those racist Baptist Seminary photos.