We are not inherently good, we are inherently evil.

The Lance Armstrong fiasco has been filling the media outlets the past few weeks. We have heard crys demanding better monitoring, demanding the truth, demanding justice. The social media realms have been ablaze with cries for the truth. Many were appalled at the interview he had with Oprah. They weren’t satisfied with his comments. I […]

The Liberality of God

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. In Paul’s first epistle to the church of Corinth, in chapter 13, we have the famous chapter […]

The Call

Jeremiah 20:9 (ESV) If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. I think everyone in ministry should be able to identify with the call of prophet Jeremiah. […]

We can find rest in the same place the dove did

2012 has been an exceptionally busy year for me personally. I had the privilege of seeing my 4th child born. I accepted a call to pastor a church in Jackson, Mississippi. Making knew friends, finding new doctors, discovering the best route to the grocery store, all a part of the moving process. And to top […]

He has made your battle His Battle

Philippians 2:12–13 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. This verse reminds […]

Wash and be Clean

2 Kings 5:13 (NIV) Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” Surely it can’t be that easy. There must be something else I need […]

The Problem with the Lines we Draw

Since the fall in paradise we have been a species obsessed with differences rather than similarities, a people bent on drawing lines. We have classes for our classes, groups for our groups. We have upper class, upper-middle class, middle class, lower middle class, etc. How quickly we try to elevate ourselves above anothers. “I’m not […]

True Love for the City

I have had a burden for city/urban ministry for many years. It was because of people doing ministry in the city that my family came to know, love, and be transformed by the Gospel. This week my church began a bible study series entitled: God’s City: My City by Roger Hernandez. The first weeks lesson […]

If it’s Broke…Fix It

C.S. Lewis once said “The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.” If this is true do you think some of our churches have become something other than church? If drawing people to Jesus is the sole purpose of the church. What are we if we have great programs, nice buildings, […]