Journey to Sodom and Gomorrah

God and two angels walk up to Abraham at his tent. It sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s actually a real Bible story that leads to an intriguing conversation in which Abraham tries to negotiate with God on an issue of judgment. We dive deep into this passage and find many curious…

Fighting for Justice with Jesus

I have met the god of the conservatives and the god of the liberals and I have found neither to be Jesus. True, there are some themes on both sides that overlap with Jesus, but neither side embodies all that he stands for—and both sides are, at best, severely truncated on his teaching. And so,…

The World Needs MLK Today

In a country filled with verbal violence and hatred, I find myself greatly missing leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., who was capable of fighting an issue that oppressed him (to the point of getting him killed) with peace and love. His words were strong and full of prophetic conviction, but his method was that…

Were the Prophets Jerks?

I can think of a church leader today that I am apt to call a prophet, even though I’ve never heard him use supernatural terminology. I’ve never heard him “declare a word from the Lord,” but his social justice message is so inherently prophetic and so grounded in Jesus that it’s nearly impossible to discern…