Often, when I am talking to privileged church folks about stepping beyond their walls and following Jesus into the broader world – a world where people are hungry, homeless, and without friends – the heads are nodding and everyone is on board. But then somebody will bring up … [Read more...] about Will I be safe?
This is something I wrote last year in response to a question I received on Facebook. It got lost in the website redesign, so I republished it here. - HH Him: I was reading your posts, and I wondered what you are exactly? Are you a Christian? Me: Well, I am not sure what … [Read more...] about I am a Christian Humanist
Just don't do it, ok? You know who you are, my self-styled urban missionary peeps. I don't care what it says on your Facebook profile, I wish we could have a little less talk about your "bringing God to the inner city." God has always been in the inner-city - and will be long … [Read more...] about Don’t say you are bringing God to the inner city
In the summer of 2010, I was weary. I had been carrying big things for far too long without any ability to put them down, and I needed a break. So I went, like many have before me, to a monastery. I went to Mepkin Abby in South Carolina, on the banks of the Cooper River. There, … [Read more...] about Praying at Three in the Morning
This was originally published last year on my old blog. Recently I have began republishing some of the older posts that are no longer online. If you have something of mine you liked and can't find, let me know, and I will republish it here. - HH I have a friend who, as a child, … [Read more...] about Bonds and Betrayal
“If I ever become a saint, I will surely be one of Darkness.” - Theresa of Calcutta For the disciples, Friday had to have been a long night. The second long night in a row. Night before last, after Jesus and the disciples had celebrated together, the Romans had come and arrested … [Read more...] about Jesus is Dead – a reflection on Holy Saturday
I was talking to a friend the other day. He recently took over as Executive Director of a small nonprofit and was telling me about their struggles recently over representation. My friend was upset that more people of color were not on staff, or on the board, or even mentioned in … [Read more...] about This Stuff is Hard and That is Ok