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
Remember when Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder when he mistakenly shot Justine Ruszczyk. I knew he was going to go down because of how it is. And notice that I didn’t define “it”. Because most of us who have to live with “it” know how “it” is. That’s why even though they say their … More The Curious Case of Mohamed Noor
For months, I have been trying to make sense of this awareness in my soul that there was something calling me forward no matter how painful 2020 has been. However, I couldn’t figure out how to articulate it until I was listening to a Matisyahu song called One Day. Then it hit me that I … More The New Rule of L.A.W. – Love Always Wins
If there was ever a moment to be in wonder about Oneness, it is now. How can we go from division to a unified vision?
When we realize how much we’ve been failing each other as we have in the wake of the death of George Floyd, we tend to try to close our hearts. We lock ourselves away from the pain by getting into old patterns of thinking. But as Winston Churchill said when he borrowed from George Santayana, … More What We Can Learn From George Floyd’s Death
Faith Though I’ve spoken at length I haven’t said a word And all this nothing that I’m saying Is nothing but absurd I speak with lies So that you might hear the truth I display for you illusion That you might have proof Do you know that this life, as most of us engage it, … More Awakening From Death to Life
I might be going through a midlife crisis (MLC). A word that etymologically means, “the point at which change must come, for better or worse.” I remember that whenever I heard about MLCs growing up, I thought that whatever it was, it would never happen to me because the way MLCs are typically characterized, it … More There is No Competition
Some Sundays ago, I preached a message to the congregation I serve that I intended to be hopeful. In it, I talked about the “scandal of change”. My main point was that scandal is part and parcel of any change endeavor. The text that I was preaching from was the Annunciation from Luke 1 where … More Courting Scandal
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 1holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. … More When Rules Break the Law
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. … More Where is Your Treasure?