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”

Michael Eric Dyson: A Special Message to Young Black Men

Given the troublesome black on black violence that has spiked in Chicago, and the overall black on black violent trends throughout America’s cities, Dyson has a word of encouragement.  What does this mean to you?  Freestyle with me…

Lynching: The Cross and The Lynching Tree

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”

A Prayer of Blessing from the Wilderness

In the midst of confusion, famine, drought, and struggle, while located in what seemed to be the most unfruitful place one could find themselves God commanded the Levites to pray this prayer of blessing over the Israelites. If you are in your own wilderness right now, this might be a timely blessing from God. BeContinue reading “A Prayer of Blessing from the Wilderness”

Transformation Vs. Information

Have you ever ran into somebody who could quote the Bible like nobody’s business and simultaneously cut someone to pieces with their words as if they were a child of the devil? How is this so? How is it that someone can be so mean and nasty, while still having such a strong foundation inContinue reading “Transformation Vs. Information”

Teach Us To Pray… Part 2

“This, then, is how you should pray, ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver usContinue reading “Teach Us To Pray… Part 2”

TEACH US TO PRAY… Part 1

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1) There are so many things we could learn from the Master. We could learn how to love, to die to oneself, to showContinue reading “TEACH US TO PRAY… Part 1”