How long, O Lord? How long?

How long, O Lord? How long?

When I first entered into vocational ministry as a youth pastor I was blessed to serve in a racially diverse local church, both in terms of pastoral staff and congregants. It was there in that small town North Carolina church that I truly began to grasp the beauty of...
Doing and Being

Doing and Being

It is incredibly easy for our identity to get so wrapped up in something we are DOING that we inadvertently lose our BEING. The result is we reduce our BEING to such an extent that we feel lost, or in free fall, once we’re no longer DOING. Remember, you’re...
Meditation: Easter Sunday

Meditation: Easter Sunday

Here we are at Easter Sunday. A day that started in continued mourning, but ended in joy unspeakable. For on that day the unimaginable occurred. But first the day began, at least in human eyes, in ruins as all that remained was a flicker in what seemed to be the...
Meditation: Holy Saturday

Meditation: Holy Saturday

Here we are at Holy Saturday. A day of silence. A day of anguish, despair, and uncertainty. As Jesus’s body lay in the tomb, his disciples had no idea what was going on behind the scenes. They were unaware that Christ was actively liberating the captives while...
Meditation: Good Friday

Meditation: Good Friday

Good Friday is not simply a moment in time. It’s an event of cosmic proportions that rippled and reverberated in all directions. As Christ hung on that cross exhaling his final breath, revelation was also exhaled – though not fully realized until Sunday...