The Weightier Matters

I remember when I was moving into my new house in Philly last October and I invited a bunch of people over to help me move. I sent out a general invitation to a bunch of people, but I also specifically asked a few  friends who are big and strong to help as well.  ThereContinue reading “The Weightier Matters”

Freestyle Theologians – Men of Issachar

You may have been wondering “What does it take to be a freestyle theologian? What are the skills required to do engaging freestyles for the 21st Century? Well there are two basic requirements for doing good theology (in my opinion). One of them are obvious, however the other might not be so obvious. I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Freestyle Theologians – Men of Issachar”

Getting Off Theological Welfare

From 1619-1865, I imagine that the African slaves that were either on route in the middle passage, standing on the auction blocks, or in the burning hot cotton fields of Alabama were doing theology. Yes, they wanted to know if God was present when they were being whipped, if God’s love could sustain them throughContinue reading “Getting Off Theological Welfare”

Making Trouble…

I was really struggling the other day and continue to do so. When I talk to a lot of Christians I feel like I am always “edgy” to some degree.  And I begin to wonder if I really ought to be so controversial.  I mean, we are the body of Christ, so why am IContinue reading “Making Trouble…”

Another perspective on Obama’s reforming of Health Care

Just wanted to share this article I read about Obama’s  failure to follow through on his original promises for Health Care that he got elected for.  And it leaves me thinking, when it comes to Health Care, are we our brothers keeper?  I have health care coverage, but should I fight to make sure thatContinue reading “Another perspective on Obama’s reforming of Health Care”

Flash back to Lauryn Hill’s call for true Hip Hop

I love this song, and obviously Lauryn Hill is one of Hip Hip’s finest artists.  I love the line “”music is supposed to inspire, so how come we ain’t gettin no higher”.  There have always been mainly two main streams of hip hop… why are the stereotypical performers the most popular, and what effect isContinue reading “Flash back to Lauryn Hill’s call for true Hip Hop”

Question?

What is the relatinship between Jesus and stirring up trouble?  And if there is a direct correlation between the two, then what are the implications for us as His followers?  Freestyle with me…