Peace: An Advent Poem

This is the second of four original poems I am writing this year on the four themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. You can read my previous poem on Hope here. Art by Deja Roberson. What do I know about Peace? If you will allow me to get personal in this poem, I …

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On “Thoughts and Prayers” in the Midst of Gun Violence (A Response to the Sutherland Springs Shooting)

*This was initially written as a thread on my personal Twitter page (which you can read here), but I decided to re-write it here to make it a little bit clearer and to have it on a better platform. Photo found here.* I'm tired of reading about another mass shooting, and I'm tired of nothing being …

Blessed are the Peacemakers: What Does Christian “Resistance” Look Like?

It should be no secret that a common theme found in this blog involves the pursuit of justice in my life (and, eventually, my ministry). It makes up the first part of this site's odd, yet question-provoking name; and among the many reasons why I choose to place such an emphasis on it, one of …