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?”
Category Archives: Urban
Common’s Freestyle – 16 bars
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”
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”
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…
It’s Friday… But Sundays Coming
A true freestyle theologian does not merely observe Good Friday and Ressurection Sunday, but rather they also seek to find out what practical implications there are from these biblical principles for their communities. Freestyle with me, are there areas of despair in your life and in society that just seem hopeless? How can Sunday invadeContinue reading “It’s Friday… But Sundays Coming”
Jesus on the Chain
Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?
Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back. I am really excited after finding an old copy of Tom Skinner’s book “If Christ is the Answer, What are the Questions?” on Amazon. Skinner has always been a hero of mine, and was also a family friend. While he is no longerContinue reading “Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?”
Even though we lost the World Series to the best players money can buy… We still love our Phillies and will be excited for next year!!!
Talib Kweli – I try
Do you try…