It literally pains me when I hear people take cheap shots at poor black people. Recently, I had a conversation in which someone did just that. The most troubling part is that 9 out 10 times when I have such encounters, the person offering such a diatribe is a white, middle class, person that lives,Continue reading “Never Lose Sight: Putting One Foot In Front of the Next”
Category Archives: Love
Are We Celebrating Easter Right?
For Easter, many preachers will get into their pulpits and tell their congregations that the appropriate response to Jesus’ death and resurrection is gratitude. We must be thankful for forgiveness (for our individual sins), we must be thankful for assurance (meaning it doesn’t matter how we live), and we must be thankful for salvation (which is interpretedContinue reading “Are We Celebrating Easter Right?”
How to Follow Jesus and Love Our Neighbors Without Voting (Guest Post by Samantha E. Lioi)
(I am thankful to have a guest post by a new friend, Samantha Lioi. Things like Justice, Peace, and Community, are not just ideals to hold for her, but are integral parts of her life. I thought it would be helpful to have a countering perspective to the model I presented earlier, for which IContinue reading “How to Follow Jesus and Love Our Neighbors Without Voting (Guest Post by Samantha E. Lioi)”
Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney recently made an interesting comment about his lack of concern for poor people. According to him, we need not care about poor people because America has a safety net. Rather, he is concerned with America’s middle class because they are the ones who are struggling. Yes, that’s right, the people with more resourcesContinue reading “Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney”
In the 11th book of the Bible (1 Kings), in the 11th chapter, at verse 11, you find the following verse. “So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you insist on doing these things and have not kept the covenantal rules I gave you,t I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give itContinue reading “11/11/11”
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Hope you enjoyed the interesting rendition of King’s famous Mountaintop speech given the day before his assassination. As it is often said, while may don’t have work or school today, let it be a day on rather than a day off. A day on of service, compassion, love, and sacrifice for your fellow neighbor, as weContinue reading “Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!”
Joining God’s Activity
Exodus 6:6-8 “Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to myself for a people, and I willContinue reading “Joining God’s Activity”
A Child is Born
We don’t know exactly what Jesus looked like, in the Occident most portrayals of Jesus are blond haired and blue eyed. Some scholars are describing him as Afro-Asiatic in descent given his background, geography, and the common ethnic mixing of that particular time. While we don’t know exactly what he looked like, I always appreciateContinue reading “A Child is Born”
Granny Chen (Great Grandmother past away).
My Great Grandmother past away yesterday at the full age of 103 years old. She was blessed to keep her mind together basically for her entire life, which is often rare these days for those who have the privilege of living that long. The picture below was taken during her big 100th birthday a fewContinue reading “Granny Chen (Great Grandmother past away).”
A Song from Mark Williams from The Pittsburgh Project
Had the pleasure of hearing him perform this song over the summer when I took some youth there for a week of service. All I can say is powerful!!! (Oh and excuse the bad camera work, they were moving it all around at the end).