At The District Church, we’ve just started a series entitled “A Call for Racial Reconciliation.” Matthew kicked us off powerfully this past Sunday by talking about “Why Race Matters to God,” and included the unqualified statement that “Black Lives Matter is a gospel issue.” You can listen to that here.
I got the call on the morning of Maundy Thursday: Would you be interested in giving the closing prayer at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast? Uh. Yes. Wow. Absolutely. I actually don’t even remember what my response was, but it was probably something like that. My feeling upon hanging up the phone–and the underlying sense all […]
[Excerpt from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “You Are Not Your Mistakes.”] “There is not one square inch of the entire creation over which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine! This belongs to me!’” – Abraham Kuyper This is the gospel: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and […]
Archbishop Oscar Romero; April 16, 1978: A church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that? Very nice, pious […]
Saw this the other week (on Facebook). Yes, I recognize the irony of sharing this via technology, but when you’ve got to reach people, you reach them where they are. A more concise and eloquent version of “Faith and technology: who is in control?”