Doing Nothing Isn’t Okay

Doing Nothing Isn’t Okay

I am reflecting today on the tragedy, which occurred earlier this week in Parkland, FL. It is unfathomable that these school-related tragedies keep occurring and innocent children keep dying while our leaders offer no legitimate or effective response. Some argue that...
Podcast: Jennifer Harvey, Author of Raising White Kids

Podcast: Jennifer Harvey, Author of Raising White Kids

Jennifer Harvey on American Whiteness “If the Church is to remain faithful to its Lord, it must make a decisive break with the structure of this society by launching a vehement attack on the evils of racism in all forms. It must become prophetic, demanding a radical...
Marginal

Marginal

One of Restoring Hope’s (RHF) sons is graduating from seminary.  When he was seeking seminary admissions, I had a candid conversation with him and named three schools in the DFW area not to apply to, and, definitely, not to attend.  This may sound paternalistic, and...
Open up your homes, open up your hearts

Open up your homes, open up your hearts

During the life of our small congregation, five or six different households have engaged in the ancient practice of hospitality – opening their homes to the stranger. During this time, we have welcomed immigrants and refugees as well as people experiencing...
Podcast: Emma Green of The Atlantic

Podcast: Emma Green of The Atlantic

We sat down with Emma Green, staff writer for The Atlantic, to discuss what it is like being a writer in the 24/7 news cycle and the persistent badgering of “fake news?” “This time represents an existential threat to the way we function as Americans in a democracy. We...
Feeling Out Faith

Feeling Out Faith

For the better part of a year, my church, Forum Church, has been trying to address this issue of consumerism that so plagues the church in America. We’ve been asking as a church, “How do we move from consumer to producer?” or better put, “How do we live missionally...