The Stone of Hope in a Mountain of Despair

My only hope, the only assurance of our faith, is that the stone was rolled away, and every mountain of despair, no matter its height, must bow before the unquenchable joy found in our resurrected King.

Father, Please, Be Merciful to Our Nation!

Not only must we pray for justice, we must also seek God for its twin, mercy.

Reflections on Pastoring Between Freddie Gray and George Floyd

What does it look like to pastor in the wake of killings and protests? There is no manual. It is not clean. Ministry is messy.

Self-Care in Times of Racial Tension

COVID 19 has stolen many dreams that we had going into 2020. The pandemic has caused many people to mourn, especially black people, the loss of weddings, graduations, vacations, birthday … Continue reading

Lamenting Together as a Local Church

One church laments together, bringing both pain and trust to God our Father

Biblical and Theological Reflections on Sin, Hope and Resurrection

The people of God, must work in this present evil age to promote the flourishing of fellow image-bearers and to push against the Devil’s hate and the reign of sin.

A Prayer of Lament from Jeremiah 5

Jeremiah 5 gives us words and themes to pour out our hearts to God amidst racial violence and injustice

Cursed Is the One Who Hangs Upon a Tree

Paul’s Spirit-illuminated Christological reading of Deut. 21:23 is scriptural proof that Jesus Christ alone is God’s provision for the eternal life promised in the law.

Can Your Gospel Heal Your Karen-ness?

Jesus has crippled the power of white supremacy, so that you can walk in love and justice with people of color.

Running Into Racism, Part 1

Going out for a morning run should be routine for those who enjoy running. Not so for many Black men. Louis talks with Stephen about a routine run turned racist and could have cost him his life.

Must A Canaanite Become an Israelite to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

May it be said of those who profess faith in Christ that our faith in, obedience to, faithfulness to, and loyalty to Jesus Christ is relentless and GREAT!

Black in a White Man Territory: Proceed with Caution

Black and male? Proceed carefully before joining a predominantly white evangelical church.

C’mon Up!