The events that transpired and the responses of many people, both within my circle and in the general population, left me with a sense of foreboding. There is something wrong in this nation. Continue reading There are No Winners
Injustice in any form, against any person is an affront to the character of God. It must be confronted and it must be denounced. Continue reading A Reflection on the Death of Ahmaud Arbery
The loss of any person to tragic circumstances is hard. Even when they are not well know. But there is something about the death of a person whose name many recognize that makes it more shocking. There is the feeling that there was something of us in them. Continue reading On the Death of Kobe Bryant
If you didn’t know, the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day is today. Of course, if you are a part of a church context whose direct lineage is not the Reformation (like me), then you have no immediate reason to know this other than simply because you keep up with the extended Christian Church family. So in thinking about this momentous event, I figured I would … Continue reading Why I believe God does not celebrate Reformation Day…but does not condemn our recognition of it.
To the Saints of God found in the United States of America,
I greet you as one also called out of the darkness of sin and into the glorious light of our God and King Jesus Christ. May the grace of our Heavenly Father fill you to overflowing and the comfort of the Spirit build between us the bonds of peace. Continue reading “An Open Letter to the Church in America Regarding Charlottesville”
I have wanted to comment on the recent events that have gripped the attention and conscience of our country. And, as is often the case, I struggled to find a way to make sense of what was going on. After some time to think and several conversations I have decided to provide some of my thoughts. Continue reading “A Pastoral Reflection: Why we can’t just get along.”