Month: April 2015

On MLK and the growing “defense” of rioting

During the Ferguson protests last year, the majority of editorials and blogposts pinned to my Facebook wall or found on the opinion pages of mainstream media condemned both systems of oppression and violent reactions in...

/ April 30, 2015

Freddie Gray and the narrative

It is important to remember what prompted the problems we see this week in Baltimore. The event that started this latest series of widespread public unrest in another American city was the life-ending injury to...

/ April 29, 2015

Soul Vultures? An earthquake in Nepal is not an ‘opportunity to swoop in’

If the gospel is true, if we are to view history with eternal rather than temporal eyes, it must also be true that the saving grace of Jesus Christ is the most desperate need of...

/ April 27, 2015

They couldn’t save the photo album

There’s a large, old apartment building one town over. It’s the oldest place around. Old brick, old heating, old beautiful architecture. Lots of families live there, and it’s pretty diverse. Still, folks have gotten along...

/ April 15, 2015

It’s on for tomorrow

The Lord has a wonderful sense of humor. He’s gotten me again, just now. You may notice that the post immediately preceding this one, put up earlier today, is titled, “Are we on for tomorrow?”...

/ April 4, 2015

“Are we on for tomorrow?”

“Hey, do you want to get together next week?” “Sounds good. Let’s connect in a few days to figure it out.”   …a few days later… “So, will Wednesday work?” “Probably. Let me check on...

/ April 4, 2015

Dayenu – It would have been enough

It’s Maundy (mandatum) Thursday, the day Jesus gave his mandate: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another....

/ April 2, 2015