On World Vision and black sheep

On World Vision and black sheep

In my work with churches, I find that most Christians agree that we should unite across ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic lines. Few people have a problem with this idea (at least in theory). However, Christians bristle at the suggestion of unity across theological divisions. Armed with the belief that our perspective is entirely right, we […]

urban decay, Buffalo, NY

Urban Church P̶l̶a̶n̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Plantations

 If you are preparing to do [urban ministry] and you’ve never had a non-white mentor, you are not an [urban minister], you are a colonialist. – adapted from Soong-chan Rah[i] Last week I had the honor of meeting with a group of urban pastors who’ve devoted their lives to serving Buffalo, NY. While discussing the […]

Be back in February + Top posts of 2013

I’m taking a break from blogging so I can focus on intentionally listening to and learning from culturally-different voices. I’ll be back in February — hopefully both softer and sharper! In the meantime, here are the top posts from 2013: THE 5 MOST READ POSTS 1. Singled Out: How Churches Can Embrace Unmarried Adults - the […]

one of many reading nooks in my home :)

Reconciliation Books to Read (2013)

I read some great books in 2013 and I want to share my recommendations with you all. I think you’ll enjoy perusing this list and I hope you’ll consider reading one or all of them! I try to listen to and learn from people both inside and outside of my so-called tribe. So just because […]