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The Prophetic Push of God

I wonder often about the rhyme and reason for life having its ups and downs- Why do decent folks suffer? This thought frames most of my day as I wrestle with the importance of trying to live faithfully for God.  Words appear to have little or no affect upon your life but become bridges to…

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Equality

Life as a black male has the uncanny ability to punch you in the face. It is unfair and unkind, -torturous to state it plainly –but beautiful to experience. The black experience consists of unseen tears of oppression with a radical disposition expounded through powerful rhetorical episodes. Through intentional racist occurrences we muster up the…

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This is what a new church looks like in my heart…

How does a church that loves God look? (at least for me) …a place where God is___ …a revolutionary church that unpacks your soul, …a place where radical love is the challenge of the day…everyday …a fellowship where authenticity and diversity merge …prayer becomes the weaponry of a submitted people …folks have an unmitigated joy…

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Service

The dark chasm of reality speaks to our souls differently.  It beckons for us to weigh the very nature of our morality levied against the backdrop of scripture. Do we, through our deeds, warrant the grace of God through our efforts? The answer is no, but I ponder on the thought as I wrestle with…

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The Incarnation- Incarnation, Perichoresis and Racism Part 2

There is an ever-present danger when living an incarnational life. The vulnerability of this space posses the ability to instill humility in leadership through the rigors of life. The closeness that is fashioned in such intimate containers unmasked all pretentiousness and facilitates true authenticity. The pressure of incarnation produces “fresh” ministry that addresses problems but…

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So I turned 40…now what

On December 26, 2013, I turned 40. To some it may appear to be trivial but for me it was something monumental. For about the last 15 years I never thought that I would see 40 years of age. It was not that I was so reckless or anything of that manner; I just never…