Despite having been born and raised an extremely active Episcopalian and the fact that I've been active in an ACNA Church for nearly all of the three years I've lived in North Carolina, I've never been tasked with leading Prayers Of The People, which is a time in the Anglican tradition where a lay person... Continue Reading →
I've shared a piece with my thoughts on this at EatPrayVote. Check it out HERE.
I found this blog post particularly thought-provoking, and thus commend it to you. It’s primarily an admonition to pastors with mostly-suburban congregations, but I took away quite a bit for myself.
Yesterday, I had the rare privilege of sharing some thoughts with my brothers and sister at the Acts 29 Global Gathering in Nashville, TN. It has been a remarkable time together and I love this family more than ever. I was tasked to speak for fifteen minutes on things I have learned as church planter and leader in a suburban context. For some reason, it seems to have struck a chord, and I hope and pray that it might prove useful to some.
Below is the full transcript. Grace and peace.
My Life as a Suburban Church Planter: Acts 29 Global Gathering
18 July 2017
I have spent the last ten years serving a church in the big, bad, beautiful city of Johannesburg, South Africa. But that isn’t an entirely true statement, because the community in which our church gathers is found in the leafy suburbs to the North of…
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Some of my writings have been picked up by a much larger site. Here's a link to one that might interest some of my readers: What Can We Learn From Ben Sasse, Bill Maher, And The N-Word?
Having grown up in a working-class black family, I'd attended public schools until 9th grade, but was awarded an academic scholarship to a private school for 9th-12th grade. Some of my friends from the public schools warned me that I shouldn't go there. Words like "snobs" were often used to describe my potential future classmates.... Continue Reading →
I believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. I believe that the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ is the only sufficient payment for Sin. I believe that followers of Christ are under a Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the... Continue Reading →
If you are concerned about the recent Executive Order and how you can advocate for Refugees, I thought I'd share a couple of resources, both local and national. For 15 years, my wife worked for Bethany Christian Services. They've posted a number of eye-opening resources and ways to help both on their web site and... Continue Reading →
I'm having a hard time interpreting President-Elect Trump's response and that of those supporting his statement any way other than "minorities, we are not interested in your grievances or concerns. Just shut up and entertain us."
I am by no means a Donald Trump supporter. Count me among those who have serious concerns about his upcoming Presidency. However, I'm strongly of the opinion that the Change.Org petition to the Electors importing them to ignore their states' votes and cast them for Hillary Clinton is at best a waste of time, and at... Continue Reading →