“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Who might this One be who is prophesied about here in Micah to be born in littleContinue reading “Micah 5:2 “A Foreshadow Of Things To Come””
This is a verse from Talib Kweli’s song “I Try”. He is a thoughtful and creative lyricist… and a breath of fresh air when compared to the main stream rap crap that is on the radio. Pay close attention to what he’s sayin… Yo, the things I’m seein’ on the news is insane A stockContinue reading “Are You Turning A Blind Eye To People’s Suffering?”
Check out Common as he flows 16 bars… one of the finest emcees and Hip Hop prophets out there today. Now how can we begin to break away from classical theology and do freestyle theology? What I mean is how can we break from merely memorizing and studying other people’s theology from Europe in theContinue reading “Common’s Freestyle – 16 bars”
Have you seen it yet? This is creativity, ingenuity, and innovation, realized! What are your impressions?
Working out my thoughts for a talk to a group young black teenage males who are not “churched”. Freestyle with me…
I had a great conversation with some friends and our discussion found its way to the discussion of church. I know, me talking about the nature of the Church, surprise surprise!!! Anyways, one friend knowing my long term goal to do a church plant, asked how I would ensure that I did not fall intoContinue reading “Not Different but Faithful”
“In the beginning God created…” How often do you think about God as creative? Creativity is one of the very first things that are revealed about God in the Bible. What does it mean to be created in the likeness of a creative God? Freestyle with me…
Prominent African American theologian James Cone has made the connection between crucifixions in the first century under the Roman Empire and lynchings in post Civil War America. Both of these rugged trees were used to maintain control over a people group. Criminals, revolutionaries, and innocent men were hung up on these trees to not onlyContinue reading “Lynching: The Cross and The Lynching Tree”