The Christian Bubble

It seems that the goal for most Christians is to separate themselves as much as possible from the world around them. The thought process goes like this… “I am supposed to be sanctified and holy. I cannot allow the world to corrupt me from living in righteousness and drawing me away from having a cleanContinue reading “The Christian Bubble”

Theological Monopoly: The Tight Grip of White Theologians

When I vacation with my family it is not strange for us to pick one day and play board games.  After much convincing to plunge into a long game, we often whip out an old favorite… Monopoly. You know the deal, each player is trying to “monopolize” the whole board, until eventually everyone has foldedContinue reading “Theological Monopoly: The Tight Grip of White Theologians”

We Had Some Church Today

I can remember time after time leaving the church service on Sunday, hearing one of the older saints in the church yell out that “we really had some church today”, or actually “chuch” would be the more accurate vernacular. Typically that meant that when the believers had gathered together, everything was right on point. WorshipContinue reading “We Had Some Church Today”

Interviewed by J.R. Briggs

I had the privilige of being interviewed by J.R. Briggs (author, blogger, and pastor) on the subject of race. He is a good dude and it has been a pleasure connecting with him recently. He asked me lively and curious questions that delve into theological, ecclesiological, and sociological arenas.  I invite my readers to jumpContinue reading “Interviewed by J.R. Briggs”

Holy Week…

If anyone knows me, they know that I believe that this time ought not only be about remembering Jesus on the cross, but the cross of Jesus ought to be shaping how we live our lives too.  Our lives now ought be continually marked by love, sacrifice, submission, and service to God and others!

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”

“Without Ceasing”

The amount of hours that the average person consumes media and communication through TV, Computer/Internet, Mp3’s, radio, and cell phones are astronomical.  Many teens express that their social lives would end if they no longer had their phones.  Most of us feel that we NEED these things and can’t go with out them.  If weContinue reading ““Without Ceasing””

War, Violence, and Christian Faith

A great internal debate throughout christian history has been on the subject matter of war and violence.  Is there such thing as a “Just War”, and should Christians participate in war or any acts of violence? Let’s begin the dialogue, freestyle with me and briefly tell me what you think… (biblically that is).

Luke 6:46 is calling you out!

I am convinced that the American church has lost its way. We are so enslaved by materialism and entrenched with a consumeristic mindset, that we fail to see how much we have watered down the faith. American Evangelicals think they have it all figured out, but it is my conclusion that we (evangelicals) have theContinue reading “Luke 6:46 is calling you out!”