How do I tell you that much we’ve thought real is illusion? That much we thought Christian, a counterfeit? Much we thought history, myth? How do I tell you that our white, Christian ancestors Embraced illusion, counterfeit and myth To cover their shame? Will you cover your ears, Will you shout me down, When I say that covered shame Remains,… Read more →
God is kind, but he’s not soft … In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change (Rom. 2:4 MSG). Take courage, dear one, and go with God.
Funny. But not. You hang your head when your heart is heavy. You express outwardly the heaviness you feel inwardly – whether it results from sorrow, self-reproach, intimidation, discouragement or despair. King David hung his head the day his son Absalom tried to kill him and to usurp the throne. David had remained blind to the betrayal while his son… Read more →
I met Carolyn Custis James in a parking lot in Chicago, though she lived in the Northeast and I in the Deep South. We hit it off instantly. Carolyn’s books and posts on her website offer much wisdom and encouragement regarding women and the church. One blog series that I particularly appreciate focuses on spiritual abuse (which can certainly happen… Read more →
In 2005, after 50 years in ministry, a man named Bob Mumford received this prophetic word: You know the words to the song. You know the song. You can hear the music. But you don’t know how to dance. Three weeks later, Mumford publicly told the prophecy. Soberly, he said, “And I knew it was true.” What an humble, teachable… Read more →
A fiery sun hangs in the sky near Mount Tabor in Israel. From that mountain, Deborah sent Barak and his troops into battle with these words: “Go! This is the day the Lord has given Sisera [your oppressor] into your hands. Has not the Lord gone ahead of you?” Gazing on that misty mountain, can you see anything in your… Read more →