When our life unravels, He holds the threads. Nothing is simple about navigating our overlapping identities in contemporary life. In any given situation, we find ourselves torn between our public and private selves, our roles at home or at work, the different sides of our personalities. To be a responsible parent, we have to put… Continue reading How God Keeps it Together
An excerpt from ‘The Grace of Dogs.’ As a child, I struggled with reading aloud. I know well the paralysis that comes with performance anxiety: The mind goes blank, the words get stuck, and nothing comes out. If I was worried what the teacher thought, how I ranked, how I was doing, or what my… Continue reading How Dogs Help Us Experience Sabbath Rest
What Jason Russell and John Ortberg learned about the souls of activists. A little over a decade ago, no emblem of young Christians’ blooming justice activism flashed brighter than Invisible Children. It was born in 2004, shortly after Jason Russell and two other recent college graduates returned to the United States from Uganda with burning… Continue reading The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=Isaiah%2040:31
An interview with the founder of the largest African American Christian publishing house. His name may not be familiar to those outside Christian publishing, but few have impacted the church as much as Melvin E. Banks Sr., the founder and chairman of Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI). On May 2 in Colorado Springs at its annual… Continue reading Melvin Banks Had a Dream
In the Middle East, Christians even host iftars. For most American Christians, Ramadan is a novelty; something heard of, but rarely seen. For Middle Eastern Christians, it is everywhere. For some, it is an annoyance. The month-long fast from sunrise to sunset can make for a cranky Muslim neighbor. Productivity tends to slow. Religiosity tends… Continue reading Should Christians Join Muslims in Breaking Ramadan’s Daily Fast?
As outcry over fate of 199 mostly Chaldeans continues, so do ICE arrests. With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration a simple message: Don’t deport Christians into genocide. “We write urgently and with grave concern that… Continue reading Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq