At about 2am last night I was passing through Memphis. About 14 minutes off my path was this sacred site. When I walked up, it was just me and the silence of the night. Such an awful, awful thing happened here 50 years ago this coming April. It's hard to stand here and not feel … Continue reading A late night memorial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StdXBSxdP0I I'm not sure of your familiarity with John's Revelation that ends the New Testament. Often its clear and piercing message is hidden behind long sermons trying to define its strange and vibrant imagery of what many people have named "the end times." The day of a new heaven and new earth. The day that … Continue reading Pray with your feet: A series on Advocacy and Evangelizing. (Part three)
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.