Articles

“There Goes the Neighborhood”: Gentrification in L.A.

Check out “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a podcast on gentrification.

Urban Apologetics, 1: Introduction

To employ the traditional strategies of apologetics effectively in urban settings, we need to understand something about the urban religious worldview.

Caution Tape (A Poem)

Caution tape is yellow in color. Someone’s been murdered; another brother! In cities across the USA, the young have fallen; they’ve gone astray. Chalk lines show where a body was … Continue reading

Lecrae and Shai Aren’t Your Problems: The Conscience and Christian Hip Hop

The squabble in Christian hip hop has more to do with our conscience than it does with our artists.

3 Steps for Involving Men in Abortion Decisions

We want to face life and abortion issues with a heart to make disciples of Jesus Christ, not to simply win arguments.

The Magnificent Beauty of God

Remembering the goodness of the Lord cuts through all of the negativity around us.

The Glory of God, the Gospel and Justice 5: The Church and State

Just as the prophets compel Israel to work justice in its ranks, so the church, beginning with its members, is called to work justice among its own and among all.

What Are You Reading This Summer?

Summer has officially started (June 20th). Now that might not be a big deal for you folks in other regions of the country. But for us Midwesterners, it’s huge. The … Continue reading

Death: A Hope-filled Sorrow

In my last post, we looked at the joy death brings for the Christian who dies trusting in the promises of Christ. But for those who remain here on earth, … Continue reading

That’s My Dad

Several years ago I wrote an article titled Pinch Hitter. I talked about a good man in the neighborhood who many of the kids loved and adored. Well today, I … Continue reading

Death: A Joyous Reunion

Do you fear death? Not dying, but death itself? Most people are afraid of the unfamiliar. That is why the prospect of death strikes such fear. It’s hard to stand … Continue reading

Depictions of Prayer

Often, hardships remind us we need to completely depend upon the Lord. When life is tough, pray.

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