That Old Rugged Cross

A stumbling block. An Offense. A curse.  These are all words used to describe the cross of Jesus that we find ourselves contemplating. The Roman Cross, one of the most inhumane instruments of death ever conceived. Jesus, a teacher of wisdom and love who traveled through communities blessing and loving, healing and holding, cherishing and … More That Old Rugged Cross

When God Shows Up

How do you explain the inexplicable? How do you see the Unseen? How do you teach about the Unknown? These are questions that go through my head on a weekly basis serving as a minister. I guess the short answer to all of those questions is faith. But what exactly is faith? In Hebrews 11, … More When God Shows Up

Crucify Your Mind

Einstein said that “The significant problems we have, cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” I say that our world has significant problems. Problems that are solvable. However, for the last—let’s just say forever—too many of us have been trying to solve our problems at the same level … More Crucify Your Mind

WWJD + MAGA ≠ DACA

So I am friends with a guy whose parents took him to another country when he was a baby because his homeland was a hostile place for them. Despite not having much, this family worked their way to stability and eventually, when my friend grew up, he decided that he would dedicate his life to … More WWJD + MAGA ≠ DACA

Homelessness as an Indicator of Our Society’s Priorities

“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 It’s been three weeks since I heard the above words and yet I hear … More Homelessness as an Indicator of Our Society’s Priorities