As I mentioned in the video, today I was thinking about the burden of innocence that we all share and how Mary, the mother of Jesus, symbolizes that burden. Sometimes I imagine if some of us hurt folk were able to just pour out our hearts and tell the burdensome story of how we lost … More The Burden of Innocence
How frustrating would it be to be able to speak every language in the world fluently and yet have a language of your own that no one else could speak? Imagine that. Here you are able to understand everyone in their native tongue, but no one can understand you when you speak yours. What’s worse … More Living for the Questions Dying for the Answers
The video speaks for itself so I am not writing a lot of commentary on this post. There’s just going to be the scripture passages, this prayer below, and this question “Who are you?” I hope you are blessed by this message. The video is shaky, but the intention is solid. If it makes you … More Who Are You?
Dedicated to the True Person of Whitney Houston If you’ve been hanging out here lately you might see a theme emerging. But in case you aren’t catching on, here’s what’s going on. I’ve been talking a lot about loving ourselves. Why? Well, I have come to the point where I think that our inability to … More The Greatest Love of All
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in … More Where Isn’t God?
As I said in the video, I feel like this blog was a long time coming. Since I accepted the “call to ministry”, I have wrestled with different ways that I naturally express myself. Here are four things that easily came out of my mouth that made me think I was unqualified for public ministry: … More Think What You Want to Think and Other Things Pastors Aren’t Supposed to Say
Hebrews 11:1-3 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” How cool … More Be It Til You See It
A few posts ago, I put up what I called “The Roofless Church’s Statement of Faith“. In some ways what I wrote was an accurate account of how I would express my faith if I was forced to do so for some reason or the other. And in some ways what I said was a … More Belief as a Contextual Framework for Spiritual Application
Today I have to teach a confirmation class about what is called a Statement of Faith. If you are not familiar with what that is, then it is pretty much what it sounds like. I am supposed to help them see how important a statement of faith is and encourage them as they begin writing … More The Roofless Church’s Statement of Faith
Let me begin this post by saying that I absolutely love the Bible. I have read a lot of books in my life and the Bible by far has been the most intriguing work I have ever engaged. With the exception of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, C.S. Lewis’ Mere … More The Gospel According to You