The Root Issue of Fatherlessness

I have been speaking professionally for 33 years. There are three places you can speak from professionally. You can speak from a place of preparation and if you prepare well people will hear what you have to say. The second place you can speak from is the place of burden, it’s a little bit of […]

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A Gospel Affirmation

It was with excitement for me that I got to begin a role in this ministry that is now called The ACTS Group. I was asked to lead something that had found its roots in the Luis Palau Sacramento Festival and the coming together of churches, nonprofits, and businesses on June 8, 2012. Many of […]

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Response – Refugees: The Stories We Tell

Since my colleague Joy Justus shared at this Convergence Conversation, much has happened and much has stayed the same.  Violence in Paris, Beirut and San Bernardino has awakened (or re-awakened) deep fears.  Refugees are still in desperate situations searching for home and hope in their uncertain journey.  How do we as followers of Christ unite […]

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A Christian Perspective on Mass Incarceration in America

Mass incarceration is a term used to describe the expansion prison as an industry in response to legislation that resulted in mass arrests and convictions, predominantly in minority communities. Mass Incarceration in America looks like this: In the United States, 2.2 million people are currently in prison or jail. This is a 500% increase over […]

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A lifestyle of Reconciliation

How can we best show suffering or disenfranchised people that we really see them? In the simple act of looking someone in the eyes and telling them, “I see you.” you are doing a redemptive and reconciling act. If that is a person who is suffering, then you call them back into an encounter with […]

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Why Race Matters Part 2

I agree, all lives matter to God, that is not the problem. The problem is that we are in a broken upside-down world, a sinful, sinister, divided, dysfunctional world where all lives do not value the same. As long as we are in prison to race, we will not find the solution to this. Some […]

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