Being Vulnerable: Lessons from MLK

Being vulnerable isn’t fun. But the ministries of Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr. remind us that vulnerability is a stepping stone to change and peace.

Discovering the Real St. Nick

You’ve heard of Santa Claus. But have you heard about the real St. Nick? Here’s what he can teach us about kindness, mercy and love.

Another Church Burned Down in America

Another predominately African American church burned down this week. Mount Zion AME Church in Greelyville, South Carolina was the seventh church to burn since nine people were shot and killed at Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17.

Grieving With Charleston

My brothers and sisters were murdered this week. In a horrific act of hatred, men and women were killed while they studied scripture and prayed. I am grieving with Charleston.

5 Things You Don’t Know About the American Prison System

The new season of Orange Is the New Black lands this week. But the reality of the American prison system is a far cry from the stylized version you’ll see on Netflix. Here’s what you don’t know about U.S. prisons and why it matters to people of faith.

The Vanishing Summer Job

Summer jobs have always been a part of the American teen experience. Part-time, hourly jobs give teens a preview of what the real world is like while helping pay the bills. But what happens when a generation finds that summer jobs are vanishing?

Immigrants and the American Church

Jesus was an immigrant. Maybe even an “illegal” immigrant. He understood what it meant to be a stranger in a strange land and he asks us to care for immigrants who are struggling to survive as strangers in our land.

Jesus and the Gender Pay Gap

What if you did the same job as the person next to you, but received a lot less money in your paycheck. The gender pay gap is real. But should you care?

A Suburban Response to Racial Violence

From Ferguson to Charleston to Baltimore, racial violence is alive and well in America. But as urban peacemakers seek solutions, it’s a mistake for white suburbanites to paint racial violence as a city problem. Or worst yet, a black one.