[NOTE: For a history of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that will give context to this post, please see the first link in the body of the text] August 9, 2015 will mark the one-year memorial of the death of Michael Brown, an 18 year old black teen from Ferguson Missouri. Brown’s death was at the hands […]Read More One Year Later: Why I still won’t say #AllLivesMatter in my sermons
This week, the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod will gather in Palos Heights, Illinois, to discuss a plethora of church business. Reports from various committees, overtures responding to requests of new business, and judicial matters will all be discussed in the upcoming 7 days. I will be a delegate from the seminary, as one […]Read More “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – an op-ed for Overture 4.
Christ arose… so now what? The blaring organ processional of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” has finally stopped ringing in your ears. The last scraps of Easter ham have been tucked away into sandwiches, and the dog finally found that last Easter egg out in the lawn… and did you the courtesy of trampling […]Read More Christ arose… so now what…?