“I just want to do God’s will”. These words. This seven word contract with our Creator were some of the last public words that he spoke before being murdered the next day on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel by a country—and I do mean by a country–that praised his stance for non-violence when it … More Doing God’s Will – In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When many people heard about what happened in the Capitol their instinct was to pray. Mine was to stop praying. In the video below, I explain why.
We often think that wisdom is in what we consider to be the “high places”. But in God’s reality, there is nowhere that wisdom is not because wisdom is embedded in all of creation. In this message, I reflect on wisdom I witnessed from one of the members of our homeless community. What I don’t … More Wisdom Begins in Wonder
Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Jesus What do you make of that verse written above—“the Son of Man has no place to lay his head?” When I hear it, I imagine Jesus basically living on the streets with his friends giving from his spiritual abundance freely … More Saved By Homelessness
Before reading this post, you may want to read the post, Before You Call the Police on Your Neighbor, to establish some context. So far every response to my blog post about someone calling the police on my family instead of knocking on my door to express their apparent concern for my dog has been … More After Your Neighbor Calls the Police on You
Originally posted on The Roofless Church:
“They put all of society’s problems on us. They make money from criminalizing us. Every time they lock us up, money goes into someone’s pockets.? That’s why they are making it so hard for things to get better.” – Known Unknown Click Image to go to Facebook Video It’s…
Yesterday someone called the police on me because they were apparently concerned for my dog, Journey, who was in the backyard laying in the snow. Giving the person the benefit of the doubt, I imagine that they feel like they were doing something of a kindness toward Journey. The officers who did the welfare check … More Before You Call the Police On Your Neighbor
Sometimes I feel like I have to apologize to anyone burdened by the belief that God’s essence is anything other than Love. Even though I consciously know I’m not responsible for centuries of teachings to the contrary, when I see so many people burdened by the lie that God is just looking for ways to … More Love is God (Complete and Utter Joy)
This morning I was talking to God about how I could best show up in the world. The words above sum up what came to me. And with this, my work has taken on a new dimension. Practically speaking, I don’t even know what this means for me yet. But, I know it’s on target. … More The Only Way Out is In
Two weeks before the election, I was blessed to participate in a Living Room Conversation with people from across the political spectrum to promote post-election peace. Wherever you are, I encourage you to take part in opportunities like this to help us fulfill the vision of a nation where liberty and justice for all is … More Can We Just Agree on What the Issue is?