Not Different but Faithful

I had a great conversation with some friends and our discussion found its way to the discussion of church. I know, me talking about the nature of the Church, surprise surprise!!!  Anyways, one friend knowing my long term goal to do a church plant, asked how I would ensure that I did not fall intoContinue reading “Not Different but Faithful”

What is Missional?

I know I have thrown out the term Missional at various times on this site, with out spending the time to define what it is.  While I have critiqued aspects of it as a movement, and how it has been lived out, I tend to agree with the overall theological foundations and assumptions. A friendContinue reading “What is Missional?”

Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White

For the last few days, I away at Ecclesia’s National Gathering. Ecclesia is a missional network that specializes in coming around church planters and church leaders to relevantly minister to a rapidly changing culture. I had some great dialogue with many people while I was there and definitely left with a lot to think aboutContinue reading “Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White”

Reading the Bible Deep AND Wide

All my bible readers out there, don’t you love it when you find a powerful passage that you can chew on for weeks?  Or how about when you find a verse that is jam packed with a bunch of goodies for you to chew on for a hot minute? We love a good passage orContinue reading “Reading the Bible Deep AND Wide”

Messiah College Hosts Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 25th

Messiah College Centennial Celebrations: Keynote lecture Henry Louis Gates Jr. Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University Messiah College Humanities Symposium Lecture “Genetics and Genealogy” • February 25, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ph.D.,Continue reading “Messiah College Hosts Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 25th”

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!

On February 4th, 1913, Rosa Parks was born. She is now famously thought of as the “mother of the civil rights movement” for courageously sitting down on that city bus, so that the African American community could finally take a stand. It was her faith and resilience that gave her the strength to make thatContinue reading “Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!”

Free MP4 Available for a Limited Time

I have a recent sermon available for the month of February that can be downloaded for free. Just click on my “free freestyles” page where you will find the link. As well, I often offer other free resources on that page as well. Enjoy.

Genesis 1:1a: Creativity

“In the beginning God created…” How often do you think about God as creative?  Creativity is one of the very first things that are revealed about God in the Bible.  What does it mean to be created in the likeness of a creative God? 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”