It prompted me to write this post about what Black Lives Matter (or “black lives matter”) means and doesn’t mean, looking at the values of Black Lives Matter & All Lives Matter and say-it-ain’t-so, actually finds some common ground between the two.
I did a sermon last Sunday (at bottom) that looked at how to apply the many biblical texts about oppression and injustice to a 2017 American context. At Crossroads, we are making intentional steps to become a multi-ethnic church. I’ve been immersed in the multi-ethnic and racial reconciliation conversation since 2008 (when I first read Divided […]
Quick, what’s your take on immigration? Well that depends if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. What’s your take on abortion? Again, it depends on if you sport the elephant or the donkey. On helping the poor. On Syrian refugees. On systemic racism. Even on sexuality. Of these many hot button issues, where do you […]
How to Live a Purposeful, Not-Boring Life: Don’t spend all your money on yourself, your kids and your grandkids. If you tithe / give to your church, don’t act like the rest of your 90% is meant for you to hoard. Like it’s all yours because you earned it. (Where did this mindset ever come from?) Make […]
Whether the rest of America wants to admit it or not, black people have to fear for their lives every day living in this country. They’ve been trying to tell us this for years now. I do hope we start listening soon. Please watch this 4-minute video of Charles Kinsey, a black therapist helping a […]
Noah Filipiak interviews World Relief’s Haiti Country Director, Joseph Bataille. Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the 2010 earthquake and even more so after. All this despite millions and millions of dollars of international aid over the course of decades. Noah and Joseph have a “behind the curtain” conversation about how […]