Staff and Friends’ Blog

Seeking justice through understanding

Perspective can clarify or cloud thoughts and relationships. Much has happened in our nation in recent weeks and months, and quite frankly, over our plagued and tormented history of race relations. Danny Wuerffel and Dr. Anthony Gordon from the Desire Street staff have taken steps toward each other to build a relationship of mutual respect, …

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It’s contagious – or is it?

During the holidays, we almost can’t help getting caught up in the sentiment of the season because it’s everywhere around us. The sound of familiar music, the cheery lights decorating homes and buildings, the smell of tasty treats sitting within too-easy reach—you almost can’t avoid the contagious spirit of joy and encouragement in the air. …

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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, “How do we relate to the ‘deserters?’” Those disenfranchised, young black men between the ages of …

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