I had therefore to remove knowledge, to make room for belief. - Immanuel Kant
Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love

Ethnic equality concept and racial justice symbol as a black and white crumpled paper shaped as a human head on old rustic wood background with contrasting tones as a metaphor for social race issues.

Sleepless Night of Racism and Bigotry

There are very few times in my life when I found myself so frustrated that I could not sleep. But tonight, tonight I’ve tossed about in my bed like a rowboat in the middle of the Atlantic. Frustration has a way of doing that to a man. It assaults the mind and emotions and it will not relent until some form of release is given it. I find myself frustrated because I’m desperately trying to be like Jesus in a world that shamelessly renounces Him. The narrative […]

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Wishing for the Monochromatic

I wish I was able to live a vivid life in an era of monochromatic values and vision. I wish that an expressive life didn’t have to be an intimidating one. I wish my black brothers and sisters of whom I may not be biologically related but of whom I am spiritually interwoven did not have to waste mental and emotional energy misusing their imagination with worry. I wish I did not have to offer an apology for an entire race on […]

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Unreasonable Mercy

What a joy it would be to echo with confidence that receiving mercy is natural and giving it just as intuitive.But mercy has an inherent problem. Unfamiliarity. We find mercy most accessible and most freely given when it is cradled in familiarity. We don’t have to try very hard to exhibit grace and mercy for those who are experiencing in the present what we have experienced in the past. We feel their pain, we know their hurt, and we groan […]

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Keep it The Same Transition

I was reading an article this morning about the new Instagram logo. The response was overwhelmingly predictable. “Keep it the same!” “Why did it have to change? It was great just the way it was!” “Change it back!” “There was nothing wrong with the design!” The apparent outrage of the tech community was not in response to a moral shift in society. It was not because of blatant misuse of proprietary information or gross copyright infringement. No. The emotional eruption was […]

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I Called. You Answered.

When reading the story of Moses and the Exodus I can’t help think about the prayers. The prayers for deliverance. The prayers for justice. The prayers for freedom. The prayers for peace. The prayers for rest. The prayers for mercy. Some of them had never known these words in action. They’d only known captivity and they were convinced that captivity was normal. How do you convince someone of their need for something more when they feel like they are getting exactly […]

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