When I was little, I am told that on Sunday mornings after having been dressed up in my little suit and of course also wearing my clip on tie, I would find myself standing in the kitchen. There I would proudly hold my bible tight and proclaim “teachings of the gospel, teachings of the gospel”.Continue reading “Dr. B. Sam Hart: A Tribute to my Grandfather”
Category Archives: Philadelphia
Dr. Jeremiah Wright
So Jeremiah Wright was in Philly, on my block. He spoke on the 14th and the 15th at the traditional baptist church on the corner. Unfortunately, I was sick and was only able to make it out on the 15th. He looked at how Paul and Silas were treated, along with how they responded toContinue reading “Dr. Jeremiah Wright”
Wright Around The Way!
Looking forward to Jeremiah Wright coming to my block next week, when he will be speaking at the Baptist church on my block on Monday and Tuesday. I have really appreciated his perspective. I honestly was not very familiar with him before President Obama and him split ways. From that point forward, specifically after hearingContinue reading “Wright Around The Way!”
Kenya: Who Am I?
In America black people constantly wrestle with racial identity. As a young black man I have to consciously resist the stereotypes of dominant society, as they attempt to define who I am. Likewise I have to resist dominant society’s portrayals of who they think I ought to be. While that is easily communicated on paper,Continue reading “Kenya: Who Am I?”
Funny Chic-Fil-A Video
Just got a new Chic-Fil-A restaurant in our neighborhood (really on the edge of the city, but momma always said beggars can’t be choosers!). Stopped in for lunch, and it was banging as always. Here is a funny chic-fil-a video a friend sent me in honor of our new fast food joint!
I am a theological mut. My theology, ideology, and convictions are shaped by a plethora of christian streams and traditions. This usually leaves me finding myself associating with diverse theological communities, yet hardly ever feeling at home anywhere I go. I meet monthly with some local Philly leaders, pastors, and proffessors. Many of them surprisinglyContinue reading “Theological Mut”
Urban Retreat Center…
Why is it that when we go on retreats it is always to rural areas? We always go out into the country to meet and hear from God, but why don’t we ever retreat in urban contexts? Can’t we also take time to intentionally dwell in the city to hear God? Does God only speakContinue reading “Urban Retreat Center…”
Most churches seem to have their members on a short leash. Think about it, while most churches “teach” that the members need to go out and witness to others, they have everyone shackled and busy inside the church. Who are considered the most faithful people in the church? Usually they are the ones who commitContinue reading “Unleashed…”
What is a man?
Working out my thoughts for a talk to a group young black teenage males who are not “churched”. Freestyle with me…
Nas – I Can
It’s time for us to invest in our young people! Too many young folk dropping out of school, too many young folk that don’t believe in their own gifts and talents, too many young folk with demoralized and beat down psyches. While I think we must continue to address the wealth disparities that exist, weContinue reading “Nas – I Can”