In The Shadow of Bonhoeffer

76 years ago today, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by Nazi Germany. His final known words were reported later by a captured RAF pilot: “Today is the end. For me, the beginning of life.” Sometimes, I wonder. What must’ve been on Bonhoeffer’s mind, walking to the gallows that day? His last words hint at his deepestContinue reading “In The Shadow of Bonhoeffer”

A Great (Secular) American Revival

America may be less Christian, but it is not less religious. We still worship. All human beings do. It’s just the altar was moved awhile ago. Now, truth is what we produce within, not something we come to possess from without. Truth in our age is subject to the human spirit, when it should beContinue reading “A Great (Secular) American Revival”

The Church Beyond The Ballot

Politics affect people, and people matter to Jesus. All through the Scriptures, faith in God carries with it a concern for the welfare of others. Tim Keller notes, “Jesus forbids us to withhold help from our neighbors, and this will inevitably require that we participate in political processes.” American politics has social implications that intersectContinue reading “The Church Beyond The Ballot”

The Danger Of Hurry

Ever binge Netflix and still feel exhausted as the credits roll? The promise of rest turns into a paradox. Free time doesn’t mean good rest. In our hyperconnected-yet-socially-distant world we can have time alone, and avoid solitude completely. This is dangerous, and makes Spiritual rest impossible. Being alone is not solitude. Many of us todayContinue reading “The Danger Of Hurry”

Juneteenth and White Christians

Asking myself, what would I be doing in 1863? How can White Christians celebrate a day like Juneteenth? We should listen, learn, lament & celebrate in solidarity with the African American community. These are good postures to assume everyday. I also believe there is a question to ask myself. “Would the way I read my BibleContinue reading “Juneteenth and White Christians”

Don’t Waste Your Lockdown

We are works in progress, and God finishes what He starts Football taught me life. It was one school of many that can teach, from art and film to music or fashion. For me, my life school was football. High school football in Florida is a year-round commitment. But one week out of 52 stood outContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Lockdown”

Radical Simplicity

You should be thankful we only memorize Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in our American schools, and not Edward Everett’s Gettysburg Address. Lincoln’s historic speech rounds out at a tweetable 272 words. Everett — who was actually the keynote speaker and spoke before Lincoln — spoke for close to 2 hours. Yikes. Everett, ever the gentlemen, told President Lincoln afterwards, “…IContinue reading “Radical Simplicity”