In a recent sermon called, The Search for the present Christ, I challenged my community to reflect on the image of Afro-Cuban artist, Harmonia Rosale’s work, I Exist, which features a black woman on the Cross. I asked them to do this not because I was trying to be provocative in the shock value sense, … More The Story You Refuse to Hear May Be Your Own
Tonight I realized that I feel safer in cars that look like I can afford them. That is a sad awareness that I need to work on more deeply. How I realized this was that I had to rent a car. I had a coupon that enabled me to get a compact for the same … More Escaping the Prison Industrial Mindset
“Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in … More God Is Still Seeking
One of the words that freaks out many of my fellow liberal Christians and people abused by religion or even the people who qualify themselves as “spiritual but not religious” more than anything is “REPENT!!!” Sometimes I imagine myself saying it in a sermon and seeing people’s eyes bug out. They might say, “Oh crap! … More Where 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
When I decided to accept the teaching of Jesus’ lineage as a Spiritual practice, I knew what I was getting myself into. I grew up Christian so I know how easy it can be to go to church on Sunday and have an emotional or mental release only to turn right back around on Monday … More Where Does All the Evil Go?
May the Radiant Love of God permeate your very being as you engage the message of this post. May it once and for all remove all doubt that you are One with the Creator eternally. Can you hear it when I tell you that you have been with God from the beginning and beyond. Just … More One In All and All In One
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
Ever since returning from China I have been reflecting on the Pauline metaphor of the Body of Christ. Meeting Christians in China was an amazing experience. I felt love, the Presence of the Holy Spirit, and the most sincere desire of the people to spread the love of Christ among their people and the world. … More Reflection on the Body of Christ and God’s Mysterious Ways
I’m a firm believer that when we offer up our wounds in service to others–as I see Christ doing–then what can at first seem like a dysfunction, can actually become our function. In this sermon, my intention is to invite us into the possibility that the Christ within us can transform our wounds and make … More We All Have Wounds