What Ferguson Teaches Us

What Ferguson Teaches Us

*Updated 11/25/2014– The Verdict is in and Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted. My response is still the same:

As I await the verdict for the Michael Brown case, my heart plunges a little deeper. History has repeated itself again yet parts of the church have remained silent–cloaked behind cultural differences and innuendos. A harsh reality is this: many have not forgiven nor forgotten what transpired a little less than 500// 50// 5 // 3 years// 3 months ago. Ferguson has caused old wounds to fester and it needs true healing not a band-aid but true internal surgery. At the core, this is not a #‎race‬ issue, a #justice issue nor a ‪#‎political‬ issue. This is a ‪#‎sin‬ issue. This is a #heart issue. Our heart is deceitful. we honestly cannot trust it. The headlines prove why. ‪#‎Hate‬ and harboring offense are both seen as sin in GOD’s eyes. God is not most concerned with your church. He is most concerned with HIS church. God’s passion is His people. Read more

What’s Wrong With Us? – An Open Letter

What’s Wrong with Us?

So I promised myself that this post was going to be a short one. I would not inundate you with my long prose. I would keep it light and funny. Sorry…Not today!

I find myself sandwiched between the emotion of frustration and deep offense. My generation is badmouth daily by media and elders as being rude, self-centered, and apathetic.

They ridicule us. They scoff at us. They doubt our abilities. They lambaste our naiveté then condemn us to hell. They debate our flighty financial sense and aversion to assets of security. They irk about our consistent moral decay.

Are we really that bad? Read more

Why Do We Not Mourn

Why Do We Not Mourn

Why Do We Not Mourn?

When was the last time you mourned?  I mean seriously cried over the present state and situation of another human being or people group. In our modern western society, the custom of mourning is foreign and many times misunderstood.  Mourning makes us uncomfortable and down-right sad. We do not want to think of the dead nor the dying. It forces us to come face to face without our own mortality. So we become consumed with the notion and business of our own happiness. We neglect the holiness and happiness of others especially if it opposes or even infringes on our life.  Read more

Let Justice Roll…

Here are two of my favorite pics  that I took while visiting The Niagara Falls this past summer:

I could not help but think of Amos 5:24  made popular by Martin Luther King Jr. in his I have a dream speech.

Let Justice roll like a mighty river

Let Justice Roll
Horizontal Niagara

Righteousness like a never-failing stream.

Righteousness like an ever flowing stream
Vertical Niagara