God uses the unknown and the unnamed as agents of change and transformation.
After Peter’s mother-in-law was healed she ministered to the guests in her home. That ministry may have looked a lot like communion.
Jeremiah Wright represents the best of the prophetic tradition of the African-American church. That tradition promises that, even now, God is making all things new.
Sometimes we need to break the roof open in order to let the light in. Sometimes we benefit from being “let down” at Jesus’ feet.
The Reverend Dr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was both a pastor and a United States Representative. In a memorable sermon he asked, “What is in Your Hands?”
The following lines from the poem, The Hill We Climb, “a nation that isn’t broken/but simply unfinished,” remind us that including the contributions of African Americans brings us closer to telling the whole story of American history.
A year for moving mountains.
Paul’s instructions to the followers of Jesus in Rome to “place themselves under the authority of government” does not mean there is never a time when Christ followers must resist the dictates of their rulers. Love and justice are always our highest call.
Passion can provoke us to good works It helps if our passion is tempered by caring community, honest humility and a “Spirit-sprinkled” heart.
The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is one way to “live for the love of what we may never see.”