Available Now: Unsettling Truths

Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah (IVP, 2019) Purchase a signed copy HERE You cannot discover lands already inhabited. Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot move toward being a more just nation without understanding the root causes that have shaped... Continue Reading →

July Blog Posts

The Emperor has no Clothes It doesn't really matter what political party you align yourself with. For most Americans the past week has been somewhat surreal. Our President publicly criticized Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the nation he was then visiting. He labeled one of our closest allies and trading partners, the European Union,... Continue Reading →

From Prophecy to Proverb

The summer of 2018, during the height of the immigration crisis with families being separated at our borders, I had the privilege of speaking at Calvin College to a couple hundred worship grant recipients from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.   In a plenary session titled "Learning How to Talk in Proverbs" I was given... Continue Reading →

June Blog Posts

Separating Families? It's What the US has Always Done. There is a crisis going on at our borders. Children are being separated from their families. Mothers are being separated from their babies. Many Americans are beginning to take notice and cry out, but the problem is not getting resolved. Democrats are blaming Republicans who in... Continue Reading →

May Blog Posts

When your President Motivates Military Graduates by Celebrating the Genocide of Native Peoples On Friday President Trump gave the commencement address at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. About one third of the way through his speech he attempted to affirm and motivate the graduates by reminding them of America's past military conquests when he... Continue Reading →

February Blog Posts

The Historically Accurate Abraham Lincoln I've always wondered why Black History month is commemorated in February. So this year I decided to look it up, and learned that one of the reasons is because February is the month which contains the birthdays of both Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Choosing February as Black History Month... Continue Reading →

Audio: Before Being Sent (Sermon)

Sermon Title: Before Being sent Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 Location: Peace Fellowship Church On Sunday January 14, I had the privilege of preaching at Peace Fellowship Church in Washington DC. My passage was Luke 15:11-24, the parable of the Prodigal Son. In this sermon I present insight into this parable from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑