There is a fine line between correction and condemnation. How do we—people of the church—correct one another without condemning one another?
God’s vision of reconciliation for people – both to Himself and to one another – fell fresh on my heart as I recently read these words of Jesus: “’I say to you that many will come from the east and the west and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob […]
If God is just and longs for his Church to pursue justice, part of pursuing justice in our American context means seeking ways to end racism in all of its forms: from my individual relationships to institutional injustices.
On the night of his arrest, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives to talk intimately in prayer with his Father, and Luke even wrote that “his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” as he prayed (Luke 22:44). John’s gospel gives us a detailed recount of his prayer, which […]
I grew up in a white community. My neighbors were white. My friends were white. My church was white. My public school was (very) predominately white. My small world was white. This is far from an attack on the people who surrounded me in my corner of Northeast Mississippi. Many of my neighbors, friends, church family, […]