In episode 30, we dive head first into the recent riots over George Floyd’s death and the national stories of Breonna Taylor and Ahmuad Arbery’s deaths. This episode covers these events, police brutality, racism, and the Church.
This is the most direct I’ve been about race while preaching in a while. I’ve been really hit hard about the real ramifications of Romans 12:1-16 as it relates to the Church as the Body of Christ (as well as the many other passages that use this metaphor). My heart was to effectively communicate what […]
Episode #4 of the “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast is here! In this episode, I interview Pastor Chris Lockemy from Epic Church in Baltimore, MD. Chris planted his church in 2005 and gives an on the ground “Behind the Curtain” look at the Baltimore riots from the perspective of a white church planting pastor who […]
We began a sermon series in 1 Corinthians a couple of weeks ago. Week 1 on the first chapter went off fine. I talked about how the church at Corinth was a squabbling, quarreling church and that Paul was writing this letter to them to teach them to be united Christ and to get along […]
One thing I noticed about visiting different churches over the summer is how racially segregated the American Church is. Most of us say, “So what? Blacks and whites like different styles of church, and that’s about all there is to it.” I used to think this way too as I grew up in my all-white […]
I’ve been on a full sabbatical this summer. It has been an enriching, rejuvenating, and much needed time. One aspect of my sabbatical was that I visited different churches each Sunday. This has been a great eye-opening experience for me. I don’t have all the answers, but it certainly raised some good questions. Namely, if […]