Not There Yet

Not There Yet

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision not uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6 In society at large and even in Christian circles, negative profiles around race and gender still exist. I was struck by this...
Fathers and Mothers Wanted

Fathers and Mothers Wanted

As I reflect today about the ongoing violence, incivility and harshness from the alleys to the mansions in this country, I am reminded of a biblical truth in the New Testament. The Apostle says you have many mentors, but you only have a few fathers. (1 Cor 4:15) This...

Mutual Transformation

Oftentimes in ministry, we fail to see two interdependent streams that serve as edifying agents for one another. In the inner city, many godly and well-intentioned servants come to the city with a built-in “messiah complex.” Though well-intentioned, this...

From “Deserter” to “Valiant”

“Barnabas wanted to take Mark along with them. But Paul insisted they not take him along because he had deserted them” Acts 15:37-38 As we endeavor to bring about change in our cities, neighborhoods, communities and nation…the unspoken quandary is,...

Imbalanced Scales

There it was. I got my run in early because Wimbledon was coming on at 8 a.m. Central Time. Serena Williams was vying for her second “Serena Slam” in her career (winning the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments consecutively.) She is also on schedule to win...