Responding to the Unrest in Baltimore

I am tired of all of the uproar and unrest in Baltimore. I understand how layer upon layer of unaddressed injustice over time can make people frustrated enough to behave irrationally. Sustained neglect to this degree is easier to dismiss or keep on the periphery of...

Resurrecting Martin Luther King’s Message of Love

My role model for what a pastor and leader should be is Martin Luther King Jr. One of my proudest moments as a 17-year-old teenager was, after delivering my first sermon at my home church, an older deacon that I admired said that I reminded him of King in my delivery...

Jesus: Disturber of the Peace

Reza Aslan’s basic thesis in his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” is that Jesus was a failed revolutionary who was willing to use violence to overthrow the political and religious order to bring in God’s kingdom. Aslan...