When Police Protect, Serve Some Over Others

When Police Protect, Serve Some Over Others

A critique of law enforcement does not equal hate or disdain for them. It is a desire to see them more consistently live into their oath to “protect and serve.” Unfortunately, we continue to receive confirmation that there can be a tendency to fully protect and serve...
Even Death Valley Erupts with ‘Super Bloom’

Even Death Valley Erupts with ‘Super Bloom’

Valleys can be places of dryness and barrenness. For example, Death Valley, which straddles portions of Nevada and California, is famed for being one of the driest, harshest and most unforgiving places in the United States. It has earned its reputation of being a...
What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What Happens When I’m the Problem?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “American Dream”? It usually means that if a person works hard and keeps their nose clean, they will achieve anything they want. Much of the nation’s history, and the theology that has arisen from the church in America,...
King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

Is the church the hope of the world? Most Christians would likely respond with an immediate and resounding, “Yes.” When Martin Luther King Jr. asked and answered this question for a sermon writing exercise while a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in 1948, his...
Why Jan. 6 is Day of Reckoning for the Church

Why Jan. 6 is Day of Reckoning for the Church

Jan. 6 should go down in history as a day of reckoning not simply for our current political leadership, but also for the church in America. The things that need to be reckoned with by the nation and the church were reflected in the flags that were waived by the...