This occurred in a training session that was supposed to be helping pastors be ethical when it comes to human sexuality. We pastors know we have a problem, but we think it’s a few bad apples. It is not. It is both an ancient and an ongoing problem.
The annual BET (Black Entertainment Telivision) Hip Hop Awards aired this week, featuring Hip Hop’s biggest stars and awarding them for their dominance in the rap game over the last 12 months. The BET Hip Hop Awards are like no other in that it not only features live performances during the broadcast, but also … Continue reading Eminem Isn’t the 1st Rapper to Slander Trump, He’s Just the 1st to Do it While White
After my son was born, I found myself in an unusual position: I was a person who loved working but spent most of their time childrearing.
The proclamations of the ancient Hebrew prophet Nahum make it easy to reduce the world to “us” and “them.” The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness. – Nahum … Continue reading The Hebrew Prophets & Our Modern Desire for An Angry God
Here’s how a typical day used to go for me I wake up and check my phone. NEWS FLASH: Trump’s Tweets, Russia, DACA, Neo-Nazis. My heart breaks and I feel helpless. I listen to NPR on my way to work and I get the details about today’s news. At work I listen to my clients … Continue reading Make a Sabbath Plan to Avoid Political Burnout
Planning your own funeral can be really helpful. Especially if your faith or worldview is pretty different than your family’s. Because if you don’t leave instructions, chances are your family is going to go on auto-pilot.