Chutzpah: A Strategy for the Disenfranchised

Chutzpah is the idea that the bottom of the barrel can contend with the top of the barrel, no matter how great the odds, and the bottom of the barrel can win.

/ July 20, 2017

Parenting And The School of Sanctification

The analogy of parenting as a “school of sanctification” has many practical applications for how we respond to sin as we raise our children in the Lord.

/ July 18, 2017

5 Lessons Learned by a First-Time Pastor

Guest contributor Jonathan Chong shares some lessons he learned during his first years of pastoral ministry.

/ July 12, 2017

Rejoicing and Weeping on the Fourth of July

How should Christians celebrate national holidays? Paul's command to rejoice and weep with our neighbors provides a way forward.

/ July 3, 2017

The Court Ruling on Philando Castile

Almost one year ago, after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I wrote a post lamenting police brutality and its blatant desecration of the image of God inherent in black bodies. Unfortunately, one year later, I’m left distraught...

/ June 27, 2017

Child of God, You Are Loved

Christian, do you struggle with seeing the Father as harsh, distant, or unapproachable? Consider his love and receive by faith the unbelievable.

/ June 20, 2017

From Culpability to Responsibility

Intro: silent prophets. In seminary I took an Old Testament class where the professor assigned a book by MLK jr. The idea was to see how Biblical Prophecy tended to be more about forth-telling than fore-telling.1  And by anyone’s standards,...

/ June 15, 2017

For Those Wearied by Anti-Racism Work

Anti-racism work is difficult and painful. I pray these reflections from the book of Lamentations inspire you to press on in your call.

/ June 8, 2017

Sabbath as Activism: Undermining the Model Minority Myth

Asian Americans are often stereotyped as The Model Minority. The problem is that this stereotype is a destructive myth. It hurts all parties that are involved. The activism inherent in Sabbath is it's antidote.

/ June 2, 2017